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Username Search Has Arrived!

Written by December 27, 2010

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…
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New Features & Privacy Protection

Written by April 8, 2010

If you’ve been using Spokeo regularly, you’d probably notice that we’ve been making improvements on Spokeo almost every other day.  We get thousands of emails a day, but we still do try to reply back to every single one of them – even if it’s not within 24 hours like we used to.  We will…
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Spokeo Email Research Tool

Written by June 10, 2009

We’ve just released our new email research tool.  This new tool pilots Spokeo 3.0 people search capabilities, which include an improved user interface, more powerful username heuristics, business-information aggregation, faster performance, and more.  We will deploy this new search tool to all our users in the coming weeks.  Please stay tuned as we roll out…
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Goodbye to Themes

Written by May 4, 2009

This morning, we officially ended our support for themes and skins.  We first introduced the theme / personalization feature on August 27, 2007, and we had been slowly adding new designs over the last one and a half years.  Below are the first two themes that we launched with the Spokeo 2.0 release: Themes are…
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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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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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