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Normally while searching for somebody online, you search for them separately¬†on search engines and over social networks. This includes opening up separate tabs and typing the person’s name into all those tabs. But if you are a Mozilla Firefox user, you have a much better alternative available called People Lookup.

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People Lookup is a Firefox browser add-on. After installing¬†it, you can highlight any name on a webpage and then search for it on Google, LinkedIn, Facebook and Wikipedia. All you do is highlight the text and then click on the add-on’s options in the right-click menu. Alternatively you can use the keyboard hotkey shortcut (Ctrl + Alt + p). The searches are then opened in new tabs automatically, leaving the original tab intact.

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Check out People Lookup @ addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/264490

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