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People Search Trends

May 08

Top Searched Celebs of April 2014

by Vanessa • May 8, 2014

Who’s winning Spokeo’s popularity contest this spring? Of course, lots of folks use people search engines to look up loved ones and friends, but plenty of people actually use them to find out more about their favorite celebrity names. Inspired by everything from headlines to life milestones, to broken hearts, these are the celebrities people […]

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Apr 23

The Evolution of the Phone Book

by Vanessa • April 23, 2014

The phone book’s come a long way, baby. It’s been revered, derided, re-imagined, and digitized and it’s not dead yet, despite its unsustainable production and overall impact on the environment. Recent changes to the way local phone books are laid out have stirred much debate online about the usefulness (or uselessness?) of this time-honored reference.  Although […]

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Mar 13

Top 5 Most-Searched Celebs of February 2014

by Vanessa • March 13, 2014

From the winter Olympics to the best in awards shows, and even New York Fashion Week, February was a busy month for celebs to see and be seen. Some A-listers have become ubiquitous with fame as of late (read: “Kardashian”) but for others, their names pop up at specific moments in time. We’ll be compiling […]

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Oct 17

Search Before You Date

by Vanessa • October 17, 2013

For many, dating can be stressful because men and women fear the unknown. It may be nerves or anxiety at play, but people feel the need to research their potential partners just before or after their initial meeting. Just how many people actually do this? Spokeo set out to discover if Americans are researching people […]

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Sep 19

International Talk Like a Pirate Day – Arggh Favorite Pirates

by Vanessa • September 19, 2013

September is full of interesting holidays. Think our recent Programmer’s Day, and yesterday’s National Cheeseburger Day. Today, we celebrate “International Talk Like a Pirate Day.” Given the big iOS7 update yesterday and tomorrow’s public release of the iPhone 5s, we figured we ask Siri to share her favorite pirates. She came back with the following: Wow Siri! […]

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May 15

Researching News Stories on the Web

by Vanessa • May 15, 2013

We may be a little biased here at Spokeo, but we’re pretty proud of our product and we know it’s a very useful research tool. Recently we were reminded of one more way to use Spokeo – as a tool to verify news stories on the web. With the rise of social media come many […]

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Nov 29

Top Baby Names of 2012

by Vanessa • November 29, 2012

2012 is quickly spiraling to an end. In just two days, we’ll be in the very last month of the year and can look forward to a daily recap from sources all over the world about what was most popular this year.  Today, Baby Center released the top baby names of 2012. Sophia and Aiden topped […]

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Jun 19

Critic’s Choice Television Awards

by Vanessa • June 19, 2012

The Critic’s Choice Television Awards are brought to you annually by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association to honor the finest achievements across television networks. The 2012 awards were held last night. In case you  missed it, we bring the big winners to you this Tuesday afternoon. * Homeland featuring Claire Danes – Best Drama * Bryan […]

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Jun 07

CMT Music Awards – Big Winners

by Vanessa • June 7, 2012

Did you watch the CMT Music Awards last night, or were you fixated on the Kings vs. Devils? Either way, it was a great night for TV! Since we’ve already brought you info on the NHL (and they will play again anyway!) today we’re recapping the big winners at the CMT Music Awards last night […]

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Jun 04

MTV Movie Awards

by Vanessa • June 4, 2012

Looks as if the three teen sagas shared the reigns at the MTV Movie Awards.  “The Hunger Games” took four wins out of eight nominations, but still folded to “Twilight” for “Movie of the Year.”  “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part II,” snagged “Best Cast” over hilarious comedy “Bridesmaids.”  You can view the entire list […]

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