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Search Services - Exercise

Specialized search services


Finding yourself or someone you know on the Internet


Objective: Use people, address, and phone search services.

Scoring


This exercise is not scored. It's an opportunity for you to check your understanding of the material covered in the preceding lesson. When you are finished, click the Submit button to view the suggested results.

Background/overview


You may have read articles recently about the amount of personal information available for searching on the Web. The examples in the lesson are among the most public of information, but you may still be surprised by what you find.

Instructions

You have a choice of exercises in performing a people search:
  1. If you have a common name, type in your first and last name. You may want to leave off a specific state until you see how many other people there are with your name.
  2. If your last name is uncommon, you may wish to put in just your last name to find out how many of your family and relatives show up in he results.
  3. Persons sometimes speak of finding "Mr. or Ms. Right" or "Mr. or Ms. Perfect". Here is your opportunity. Try entering the last name of Right or Perfect and find out if they really exist.
  4. If you prefer, you may search with the Business Finder or "Yellow Pages" section of the people search service to locate a company you do, or have done, business with.
Here are the searching services to try:
  1. Start Page for searching in the United States
  2. DuckDuckGo

When you are finished, click the Submit button to view the suggested results.