SOURCE: PeopleFinders.com

November 17, 2008 09:00 ET

PeopleFinders.com Launches Social Profiles Search

People Search Service Combines Public Records Information With Profiles From Nearly Sixty Popular Social Media Sites

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - November 17, 2008) - PeopleFinders.com (www.peoplefinders.com), the premier online service that helps consumers quickly find and connect with anyone, anywhere, today introduced "Social Profiles" to its people search service. PeopleFinders.com, which provides users with popular search information including public records and public contact information, now allows consumers to find an unlimited number of online social profiles from nearly 60 popular social networking Web sites including Facebook, Flickr, Friendster, LinkedIn, MySpace, Picasa and Twitter. With the introduction of social media profiles, PeopleFinders.com provides consumers with yet another way to find and connect with people in their lives, while still respecting their privacy.

PeopleFinders.com mashes public records with public social network profiles to provide users not only a historical sense of where a person has been and currently resides, but also a window into a person's everyday life including recent blog posts, photographs, interests, networks and group memberships. For the first time, users can complete one search to find all relevant information on someone with just one click of their mouse. Finding, connecting and getting reacquainted with childhood friends, classmates, military buddies, business associates and neighbors is as simple as performing one quick search.

"We're making it simple for people to cull through the wealth of content available on the Internet and find a complete picture of the person they're looking for in one easy search," said Bryce Lane, president and COO of PeopleFinders.com. "Previously, consumers had to search each social networking site separately only to find several pages of results and multiple people with the same name. With the introduction of Social Profiles, we're able to quickly present accurate people search results so that consumers can immediately find information on people from the past or those in their daily life -- a communication lifeline for keeping in touch with others."

For concerned parents, single professionals maneuvering the brutal dating scene or quizzical gossip queens, PeopleFinders.com provides social media portfolios on people of interest. Social Profiles include details on recent activities across each social media Web site, enabling users to see when a person has added a new picture, uploaded a video, posted a new blog entry, and much more. Unlike other Web sites where you must know a person's screen name to perform a search for social profiles, PeopleFinders.com allows users to search via email address. If a person's email address is unknown, users can also find social profile information at the end of a background check.

Who Could You Find With a Social Profiles Search?

--  Peace of Mind for Concerned Parents
    Are you curious about the lives of your children, but they never call
    you? What are their friends like? Do they have a new car? Searching
    Social Profiles can deliver peace of mind and keep you informed about
    your family.

--  Dating Dud or Stud?
    Boyfriends and girlfriends usually know the social networks their
    significant other belongs to, but do they know all of them? Is your
    boyfriend or girlfriend actually pretending to be single and
    available without your knowledge?

--  Family Feud?
    Are you looking for extended family or estranged relatives that you
    haven't spoken with in years? Social Profiles on PeopleFinders.com
    can help you keep tabs on them.

--  People From Your Past
    Wonder if your high school crush would still be your ideal match?
    Maybe he or she never married, and is looking for you as well. What
    about that class bully that picked on you? Sometimes you can get
    resolution on your past by knowing what's happened to them and
    comparing your current place in life with theirs.

--  Curiosity Got the Best of You?
    Has a co-worker caught your eye, but you want to know if he or she is
    single before approaching them? Is your neighbor someone that you
    should trust to be around your children? Is your boss really a
    workaholic or is there a wild side outside of the office? Searching
    Social Profiles can help consumers quickly learn about the people
    around them.

User privacy settings on social networking Web sites are reflected on PeopleFinders.com. For example, if someone changes their Facebook account from public to private, search results will no longer show their information after PeopleFinders.com updates its data. Consumers can immediately search for social profiles at www.peoplefinders.com.

About PeopleFinders.com

PeopleFinders.com is the premier online service that helps consumers quickly find and connect with anyone, anywhere. The service provides comprehensive searches including people search, background checks, criminal checks, business ownership and other public records. PeopleFinders.com is the only company that can search billions of records spanning the last 40 years, making search results more comprehensive and accurate than competitors. PeopleFinders.com was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Sacramento, California. For more information, visit www.peoplefinders.com.

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