Jul 22

Afraid You’re Being Catfished? Here’s What to Do.

by Spokeo • July 22, 2014

It’s worrisome to trust people you meet online nowadays. Between online dating, social networking sites, and online classifieds sites like Craiglist, it’s almost inevitable someone will try to catfish you at some point. Don’t know what “catfishing” even means? You’re way behind the curve (and you should probably stop sending money to that Nigerian prince that emailed you). […]

Posted in People Search, People Search Trends, Protecting Yourself

Jul 16

Spokeo Launches Version 8.0: Responsive Design

by Vanessa • July 16, 2014

If you frequent the Spokeo site, you may have noticed some very pleasant changes lately. Over the past few days, we’ve been proudly rolling out version 8.0 of our site. What does 8.0 entail? A lot of prettier finishes, but mostly responsive design! What does responsive design mean to you, the user? Responsive design is […]

Posted in Inside Spokeo, News Flash, Newsroom, People Search, Press Releases

Jul 08

Top Searched Celebs of June 2014

by Spokeo • July 8, 2014

Who’s who on the web this summer? If the month of June was any indication, sports reign supreme this season. Using Spokeo’s vast network of data and information from hundreds of thousands of people searches, here’s a look at the top-searched celebrities of June 2014. Cristiano Ronaldo How you feel about Ronaldo right now probably […]

Posted in Famous People Search, News Flash, People Search, People Search Trends

Jun 27

Technology and Reunions

by Vanessa • June 27, 2014

It’s obvious. Here at Spokeo, we love reunions and we love technology. We especially love when technology is responsible for making reunions happen. Our product is dedicated to helping individuals research one another in hopes that we’ll bring more people together. We’ve dedicated ourselves to supporting the volunteers that reunite adoptees and their families through our Spokeo […]

Posted in News Flash, People Search, People Search Trends, Spokeo Reunions

Jun 18

7 Players to Know in the 2014 World Cup

by Spokeo • June 18, 2014

The world’s been waiting four long years for the next couple of weeks and the soccer decks are stacked. Between dominant Brazil’s home-field advantage and an international roster of talent that’s nary been seen at a World Cup before, this year’s event should be one to remember. Whether you’re a die-hard soccer (ahem, excuse us, […]

Posted in Famous People Search, News Flash

Jun 11

Spokeo’s Scholarship Contest Deadline Coming Up Soon!

by Spokeo • June 11, 2014

You’ve only got a few weeks left to write a prize-winning essay; what are you waiting for? Spokeo’s giving away a cool $1,000 to help with college for the best-written essay this semester. A thousand dollars…just think of how many textbooks that would buy! (Welcome to adulthood. These are your priorities now.) So, what are […]

Posted in Community Outreach, Connections Scholarship

Jun 09

How are Colleges Using Social Media to Keep Tabs on Students?

by Spokeo • June 9, 2014

College is great. It’s a time for freedom, for exploration, for extreme pressure coming at you from all directions…. Wait, what? Now that we’re all living our lives digitally (read: visibly) at all times even college students need to stay on top of their social media personas. Colleges are quickly realizing social media is a […]

Posted in News Flash, People Search

Jun 05

Spokeo Famous People: Carrie Underwood

by Spokeo • June 5, 2014

There was one clear winner at last night’s CMT awards–Carrie Underwood. Not only did the American Idol champion take home her third straight “Video of the Year” award, but she’s now CMT’s top winner with 11 buckles under her “belt.” She’s on a role after she and Miranda Lambert closed the show at both last night’s […]

Posted in Famous People Search, News Flash, People Search

May 21

Celebrities Responsible for Changing U.S. Name Trends – Girl Names Edition

by Spokeo • May 21, 2014

Yesterday, we told you about who we think was responsible for the recent changes in baby boy name trends. From hot action heroes to swoon-worthy romantics and even real, life princes, the rich, the famous and even the fictitious have influenced the names of babies for decades. Today we bring you the celebrity muses behind the most popular […]

Posted in News Flash, People Search, People Search Trends

May 20

Celebrities Responsible for Changing U.S. Name Trends – Boy Names Edition

by Spokeo • May 20, 2014

Baby names have been all over the news lately, most notably that “Noah” unseated “Jacob” as the most popular boys’ name after a decade-plus run at the top of the list. As baby names trend away from more traditional ones (looking at you, Michael, king of the chart for nearly 40 years) it’s interesting to […]

Posted in Famous People Search, News Flash, People Search, People Search Trends