by Spokeo

Empowering Spokeo’s Users

Six years ago, my Stanford roommates and I built Spokeo to help us keep in touch with friends across a dizzying array of social networks. We are honored today to be at the helm of a principal destination for millions of Americans searching…

How Our Opt-Out System Works

Some people have been reporting to us that their opted-out listings have reappeared on Spokeo.com. After investigating these cases, we've found that this has been caused by certain misunderstandings and false expectations about…

Happy New Year!

2011 is here, and we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! 2010 has been a breakout year for Spokeo. In February 2010, we launched the groundbreaking Spokeo 4.0 with the new name search and reverse phone lookup technologies. In…

Username Search Has Arrived!

Have you ever had the experience of forgetting the name of the person behind an old AIM screen name? Want to know more about someone you've been chatting to on PlentyofFish or Zoosk? Curious whether your boyfriend or girlfriend has secret…

Spokeo Hot Spots

Have you ever wondered who uses Spokeo? Spokeo does not track or store people's search history, so it's not possible to pinpoint exactly who our users are. That said, we've built some aggregated statistics in hope of…

Spokeo 5.0 Launched

We soft-launched Spokeo 5.0 yesterday. We chose not to launch this version with much fanfare because we are trying out a lot of new concepts, and the current design will probably change again in the next few weeks. As with…

Spokeo 5.0 Sneak Preview

Spokeo 5.0 is coming in the next few days! Check out the screenshot below for a special sneak preview. Our new design philosophy centers around the old saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words." Spokeo 4.0 aggregates…

The New Gestalt of Virtual Identity

Today a new reality is slowly emerging which could hardly be anticipated when Spokeo first began. All of us – innovators and users alike - are slowly becoming aware that aggregating multiple public profiles and consolidating…

Reflecting on the Recent Controversy

Upon the release of Spokeo 4 in early March of this year, a surprising controversy sprang up among the blog communities and media. Our new product unexpectedly seemed to strike a nerve in some, eliciting powerful and sometimes harsh…