How to Find Information About People on the WebWritten by shuth
The web has made it much easier to get information about people, including old friends and classmates, old boyfriends/girlfriends, ancestors, celebrities, politicians, public figures, criminals, and even your next-door neighbor. There are various opinions about this new flow of personal information. Most of us seem quite pleased to be able to get information we need, but we're not necessarily happy if others can get goods on us!
What follow are a few tips about finding people via web. It can be harder than you think. Although many people access internet on a daily basis now, they often use screen names that are known only to their friends. Other people, particularly women, tend to change their last name once or more often during course of their lives.
Who is relatively easy to find on web?
Step 1: Enter The Name Although this will often be a waste of time, you might as well begin with quick and easy type of search: type full name of person you're seeking into a search engine. When you do this, most likely outcome is that you will get lots of hits on people who are NOT person you're seeking. Many, many people have same first and last names. If names are unusual, though, you might get lucky. Ditto if person you seek already has a notable web presence, with lots of webpages citing him or her for some achievement.
- People who have become famous.
- People who post on internet under their real names.
- Academics and other people who publish articles and speak at conferences. Professors also tend to have personal web pages.
- Self-employed consultants and other people who own their own businesses.
- Senior management of companies, especially public companies.
- People active in community organizations.
- Anybody with a career that causes them to get written about, cited in articles, or quoted in press.
You have a slightly higher chance of getting good results if you enter first and last name as a phrase, surrounded by quotation marks. The middle name usually isn't important, unless person typically uses her middle name. If person typically uses his initials instead of first and middle name, make sure you search as a phrase when looking him up.
Warning: Entering names will frequently bring upon many hits on genealogical records. Instead of getting info on a living person, you'll find yourself staring at data about someone who lived and died a hundred years ago. Although it's great that so much genealogical data is available via web, these webpages can hopelessly muddy your chances of finding a living person using only her name.
Step 2: Enter The Domain Name Many search engines will list a name that also appears as a web domain name among its top results. So if you suspect your friend may be active on web, you can also try a search using his first and last names run together as one word. Most people's domain names tend to use both first and last name: e.g., firstnamelastname.com. On rare occasions, you might find that your friend has registered a domain using only her last name. Example: if you do a Google search on "Monash" top two hits on Google will be monash.edu in Australia and monash.com, which domain name of this website. This site is owned by Curt Monash, who registered his last name as a domain name many years ago.
Top online poker site Pokernews has launched a French Language version, http://fr.pokernews.comWritten by John Caldwell
Pokernews.com, one of leading poker news portals on web, has launched its French Language counterpart, http://fr.pokernews.com The fr.pokernews.com site carries much of same content as main pokernews.com site, but all content is in French.
“France is a country where poker’s popularity is gaining quickly. France has had its own World Poker Tour event for three years, and is a country rich in poker heritage. We are proud to launch fr.pokernews.com, and hope we can bring valuable content to French people in their own language” Comments Pokernews.com Director of Operations, John Caldwell.
The website specifically addresses world of online poker, a booming multi billion dollar industry. Many of news pieces and discussions focus on online game, and a wealth of information is present for those wanting to join hundreds of thousands of online poker players worldwide.