Have you ever pined over a lost love? Is there someone out there that owes you money? Or maybe you just want to track down a long lost buddy.
We have seen a few FREE people search tools online but none of them compares to Pipl. Pipl makes it easy to find a lost love, friend or relative without much effort. After trying it out I was amazed at the amount of information that is freely available.
I should start by saying when I first came around to the Internet, I had no problem with putting personal information into my profiles but in the last 5 years or so I put that to an end.
So the first person I searched for was yours truly as you can see below:
Just simply fill in whatever information you have about your victim subject and hit search. It really could not be any simpler. After hitting search you will get the customary waiting/loading screen.
And then you are greeted by your results categorized in a no-nonsense kind of way. Separating different types of data so you can hone in on what you are looking for.
This search pulled in images of me from all over the web, (and some NOT of me like the one of PodCasting Jason above and some other random dude on the bottom.) It had my PHYSICAL address from about 7 years ago and an address of a company I worked for. I was impressed. All of this could definitely be used to track my ass down!
I scrolled down for some more Karl information:
This app found a hell of a lot of my online profiles and even a link to a comment on Lifehacker Australia praising me. I see an ICQ account I haven’t used in years and a Flickr album I forgot about. Nifty nifty.
Now you can also use the links at the top of the home page to search for phone numbers or online usernames. These both worked out a little better than I would like – and i WILL NOT be showing you these screenies :) No, it’s not that I don’t love all of our MakeUseOf readers, it’s just that I don’t want to talk to all of you on my cell phone!
Do you have a tool that you use to track people down? Have you had a great success story? Maybe someone managed to find a lost love using a similar tool? Care to share it with us? Then hit us up in the comments and happy tracking!