Have you ever had the experience of forgetting the name of the person behind the AIM screen name? I’ve been using AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) since high school, and my contact list today has more than one hundred people. I haven’t talked to a lot of these old friends for a while, so I only know them by their screen names and usernames. This week, we’ve introduced a brand-new search technology that can help us reconnect with our old friends online, username search!
Spokeo username search scans across social networks, blogs, photo albums, dating sites, music networks, video sites, ecommerce stores, and other web services in real-time to find all online profiles with similar usernames. Other than reconnecting with your old online friends, you can use username search to monitor and secure your digital identity, making sure others can’t impersonate you on the web. You can also use username search in conjunction with other Spokeo tools to help manage your online reputation.
Spokeo username search is a very new concept, so I am sure there are several usage cases and applications that we haven’t thought of. Please share how you are using username search with us so that we know how to further improve this bleeding-edge technology.