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Search for friends

Written by February 5, 2008

We’ve just released an update that revamps our entire friend-finding usage flow. Our previous design was modeled after AIM and Yahoo Messenger, in which you have to press "+" to access any friend-finding functionality. Many people didn’t get that design analogy. After reading all your feedback, we’ve realized that people want "search." We sat down…
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Posted in People Search, Product Highlights & Updates

Get ready to find and track

Written by October 30, 2007

We’re currently upgrading Spokeo to its latest version, with some really nifty features we hope you’ll enjoy. With the latest version of Spokeo, you’ll be able to find all of your friends’ content.  Discover that MySpace page you never knew your friend used.  See all the photos your friends have been uploading to Flickr that…
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Cool help

Written by September 28, 2007

Whenever I try out a new application, I never read the Help section or the user manual. I dislike reading, and a text-only Help section doesn’t help. Moreover, most Help sections have too much information, and I can’t easily find the answer to my questions. Consumers like myself are lazy and demanding. We don’t want…
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Details, details, details

Written by September 17, 2007

One of the most difficult features to implement is the import/add progress. It’s a small detail that shows up only when you add something new, or when you import an account. However, it takes a lot of engineering time and talent to do it right. Let’s walk through the process of importing an account. First,…
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Reading private content

Written by September 14, 2007

Many of your friends have private blogs and profiles. Before, you couldn’t track them on Spokeo. Now you can! This sounds like a no-brainer that should have been done months ago. In fact, many users have requested this. It’s taken us a while because it’s really hard to do (I don’t think you can find…
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All your friends, all at once

Written by September 12, 2007

We’re currently installing some new features on Spokeo that you may be interested in.  Most importantly, Spokeo is now supporting your private friends!  When you ask us to import all your friends from your social network account, we will now not only provide you all the public ones, but also the private ones as well…
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New Spokeo Theme, I Choose You

Written by August 27, 2007

You may have noticed that Spokeo went down for some upgrading.  Wonder what that upgrade is?  Read on! If you’ve been using Spokeo for a while now, you may have become familiar with our black/red theme.  But, have you ever wondered what browsing Spokeo under different color theme would look like?  Now, you no longer…
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Got too many friends?

Written by August 20, 2007

There’s a limit to how many friends you can connect online. Most people can only maintain friendships with 20 ~ 40 people. Beyond that, friends are no more than profile images on MySpace. One of Spokeo’s original goals is to increase that social limit, to enable people to easily connect with hundreds of friends. We…
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Mark all as read?

Written by August 16, 2007

What is this?  Is it another geek’s term?  Give me a minute to explain, and you’ll find this feature very useful. Spokeo tells you the number of new updates since you last clicked on a buddy (in other words, since the last time you read that person).  If there’s something new that you haven’t seen,…
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Let your voice be heard

Written by August 8, 2007

Imagine this scenario. You’re using Spokeo, happily stalking getting caught up with your friends. You click around, checking out racy pics and random drunken posts. Then you wonder to yourself, “how do I do XXXXXXX in Spokeo?” You look around for the button but cannot find it. You go to the folks at Spokeo and…
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