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Lately, there has been a lot of discussion about the future of our information consumption. Are we going to be using search in a different way or using niche search engines? Are we going to get recommendations from from our social network? Will the results be personalized based on our behaviors, or even just a list of topics that we like? AJ Kohn has an excellent example of what Facebook could do. What if Facebook added a simple More Like This link to certain news feed items? The benefit of context within your social network stream could also aid this process. GigaOm thinks that recommendation is still the holy grail for news: What the media industry really needs is some way to filter all of that information in useful ways, and recommend things you might not have read yet…social networks like Twitter and Facebook have proven to be the best way of getting recommended content. In this little quote, they actually mention three different ideas. So, is there a holy grail? Related:  DoxSocial engineering

KnowEm Username Check - Secure your Brand or Online Identity on Social Media Background Check - Background Checks Free on Public Records Directory | Detectiveunlimited.com 25 Free People Search Engines to Find Anyone I’ve been in this people search industry for over 3 years now and while researching, I found many free, high quality free people search engines to help you reconnect with friends, family, school friends or any other person from your past (or, in other words, find anyone for free online.) So I decided to put them in one huge list. Here they are: Free People Search – Check if the Person is Online 1. eVerify (great for searching people from the US) What does it do: eVerify filis also one of my favorites free people search engines. 2. What does it do: This is a pretty new and neat people search service. 3. What does it do: Facebook is free to search and also free to register (yeah, I bet you didn’t know this ). 4. What does it do: I found this new and extremely useful resource several weeks ago. 5. What does it do: Search for people on Twitter by name, profession, religious background and many other criteria. 6. What does it do: Spokeo supports locating individuals by name and username. 7. 8.

The Ultimate Amateur Private Eye Guide: 50 Free Services to Dig Up Info on Anyone | Internet Service Deals Whether you’re an employer trying to research a sketchy job candidate, someone suspicious of the show-off date they found online, or trying to research sex offenders in your area, there are a number of free internet tools to turn you into an amateur private eye. Check out our list of 50 totally free services that will let you dig up the dirt on anyone. All-in-One Services and Public Records Search Searching through public records is easy when you turn to these free sites that connect you to internet databases of court records, jail records, corporate records, and more. Free Public Records Finder: Search free public records by state, view corporate records, court records, criminal records and more on this site.Net-Investigation.com: Search by state to look up court records on almost anyone. Criminal Background Checks To find out if anyone has a criminal history, perform a free criminal background check on them using one of these tools. Contact Information Marital History and Genealogy

Free People Search Engines & People Finder. Find People Free, Locate People and Search People Free. Person Search, Locator, Finder and Searches Online. New Resources Added to EBSCO Discovery Service Sunday, 21st June 2015 New Resources Added to EBSCO Discovery Service By Africa S. Hands From EBSCO Discovery Pulse: With EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) the highest quality information resources are available at your fingertips. Full story >> Category: Source File (ResourceShelf) Africa S. Africa can be reached at africa.hands@freepint.com More articles by Africa S.

Ten Ways You Can Use the Web to Find People Tracking down someone you might have lost contact with is one of the most popular activities on the Web all over the world, and with good reason: the vast amounts of free information available online make finding people easier than ever before in history. The following tools and websites are all free and easy to use. According to About.com reader reviews and feedback, these selections deliver consistently reliable results with the least amount of work. A couple of things to keep in mind while reading this article, and before you start using any of the resources listed here: Be patient.

15 Websites to Find People On The Internet In an era of booming social networks, it’s easier to find lost friends and colleagues than it ever was before. The Positive Impact of Social Networking Sites on Society The Positive Impact of Social Networking Sites on Society Social networking isn't for everyone, but it's now such a massive part of all our lives, whether we embrace or reject the notion, that it can no longer be ignored. But are social networking sites... Read More The private world of yesterday is now an online world. If you’re looking for a long-lost friend, or maybe want to do a background check on someone, consider the following free resources to find people on the internet. Crawl the Internet The internet is essentially a giant database, overflowing with data points about individuals. Create a new profile anywhere and reveal an additional data point about you. 1. There are many websites that search standard social networks like Facebook or Twitter. I did a deep search on myself. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

30 Resources to Find the Data You Need Let's say you have this idea for a visualization or application, or you're just curious about some trend. But you have a problem. You can't find the data, and without the data, you can't even start. This is a guide and a list of sources for where you can find that data you're looking for. There's a lot out there. Universities Being a graduate student, I always look to the library for books and resources. Data and Story Library - An online library of datafiles and stories that illustrate the use of basic statistics methods, from Carnegie MellonBerkeley Data Lab - Part of the UC Berkeley library system. News Sources I'm sure you've seen a graphic in the paper or I guess more likely, on a news site, and wondered about another aspect of the data. Geographic Data Got some mapping software, but no geographic data? TIGER - From the US Census Bureau, detailed data about roads, railroads, rivers, and zipcodes. Sports America loves its sports, and thus, has decades of sports data. World

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