Thanks to Google, the practice of researching or â€œcyber-stalkingâ€ people using the Internet has become more efficient and less stigmatized. Wondering whatâ€™s up with your ex? Your best friend from grade four? Or maybe someone told you that they Googled you recently, and you just want to be polite and return the favor! Whatever your reason, here are some resources and tips to make the search process easy, free, and 100% legal:
This search engine combines results from Friendster, Facebook, Google, and Technorati in one convenient search engine. (It also tracks how many times a personâ€™s name has been searched â€“ so donâ€™t go too crazy.)
So, you check someoneâ€™s blog constantly, but arenâ€™t content with just reading the minutia of their day-to-day life? Why not find out what other blogs link to their blog â€“ and then cyber-stalk their friends too!
Name + area code = success
Just say youâ€™re at work and your boss asks you to find a phone number for someone named Mike who works at a Royal Bank branch somewhere in your province. Whatâ€™s that? Not enough information to go on? Then try Googling the personâ€™s name, company name, and their area code, and usually a website will pop up containing their direct line.
How to minimize your own e-trail
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