Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Social Media Searching...oh oh.

Most people assume that Google's view of the web is the Internet. It's not. Search engines don't crawl everything, but with "social search" utilities anyone can surf into the deepest corners of the web to find out more about you.

The idea behind these utilities is to give surfers the ability to 'creep' across all the social media sites (Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn - the list goes on) with a simple search query. Applications such as Spokeo and Pipl will then compile a list of data about the person, giving everyone easy access to know more about your web presence.

Do you think this is the kind of information you want people to have at their fingertips?

Read more at PC World.ca:
People Search Engines: They Know Your Dark Secrets...And Tell Anyone