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

May 15

Dangerous Dog Registries

by Vanessa • May 15, 2014

Have you seen the video that went viral this week, yet? Hero cat, saves little boy from vicious dog. We all usually associate Fido with man’s best friend and protector, but sadly, sometimes Fido’s intentions aren’t what we expected. Good thing other furry friends are willing to step up to the challenge. Our neighbors to the south in […]

Posted in People Search

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 […]

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

May 05

Video: 2014 Spokeo Search Angel Award Winners

by Vanessa • May 5, 2014

On April 10, in San Francisco, Spokeo and the members of the Spokeo Search Angel advisory committee announced the winners of the 2014 Spokeo Search Angel awards. Over the last few weeks, we’ve gotten to know these ladies and are inspired by their commitment daily. We’re excited to introduce them to you today!! Please meet […]

Posted in Community Outreach, News Flash, People Search, Spokeo Search Angels

Apr 30

Spokeo Community: A Prom Dress Success!

by Vanessa • April 30, 2014

We’re so excited to share the details of our Spoke Prom Dress Drive with you. Head on over to the Community Blog to read all about this wonderful afternoon with the young ladies of Learning Works Charter School!  

Posted in News Flash

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 […]

Posted in News Flash, People Search, People Search Trends