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People Search Trends

Jul 22

Afraid You’re Being Catfished? Here’s What to Do.

by Spokeo • July 22, 2014

It’s worrisome to trust people you meet online nowadays. Between online dating, social networking sites, and online classifieds sites like Craiglist, it’s almost inevitable someone will try to catfish you at some point. Don’t know what “catfishing” even means? You’re way behind the curve (and you should probably stop sending money to that Nigerian prince that emailed you). […]

Posted in People Search, People Search Trends, Protecting Yourself

Jul 08

Top Searched Celebs of June 2014

by Spokeo • July 8, 2014

Who’s who on the web this summer? If the month of June was any indication, sports reign supreme this season. Using Spokeo’s vast network of data and information from hundreds of thousands of people searches, here’s a look at the top-searched celebrities of June 2014. Cristiano Ronaldo How you feel about Ronaldo right now probably […]

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

Jun 27

Technology and Reunions

by Vanessa • June 27, 2014

It’s obvious. Here at Spokeo, we love reunions and we love technology. We especially love when technology is responsible for making reunions happen. Our product is dedicated to helping individuals research one another in hopes that we’ll bring more people together. We’ve dedicated ourselves to supporting the volunteers that reunite adoptees and their families through our Spokeo […]

Posted in News Flash, People Search, People Search Trends, Spokeo Reunions

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 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

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

Mar 13

Top 5 Most-Searched Celebs of February 2014

by Vanessa • March 13, 2014

From the winter Olympics to the best in awards shows, and even New York Fashion Week, February was a busy month for celebs to see and be seen. Some A-listers have become ubiquitous with fame as of late (read: “Kardashian”) but for others, their names pop up at specific moments in time. We’ll be compiling […]

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

Oct 17

Search Before You Date

by Vanessa • October 17, 2013

For many, dating can be stressful because men and women fear the unknown. It may be nerves or anxiety at play, but people feel the need to research their potential partners just before or after their initial meeting. Just how many people actually do this? Spokeo set out to discover if Americans are researching people […]

Posted in News Flash, Newsroom, People Search Trends

Sep 19

International Talk Like a Pirate Day – Arggh Favorite Pirates

by Vanessa • September 19, 2013

September is full of interesting holidays. Think our recent Programmer’s Day, and yesterday’s National Cheeseburger Day. Today, we celebrate “International Talk Like a Pirate Day.” Given the big iOS7 update yesterday and tomorrow’s public release of the iPhone 5s, we figured we ask Siri to share her favorite pirates. She came back with the following: Wow Siri! […]

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