Breitbart.com is reporting that the free people search engine Spock.com has already indexed 100 million people and is adding new names to its search engine at the rate of a million a day. Spock.com is scheduled to open for public use in mid August. Spock.com is an ambitious people search effort that plans to eventually index billions of names worldwide.
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“We are a search engine organizing information about people,” Spock.com co-founder Jay Bhatti told AFP.
“How Google allows you to type anything and gives you a web document result, we give you results around people,” he said. “That’s how we differentiate ourselves from other search applications, because we are solely focused on people.”
The founders of Spock.com, which has been under development since 2006 in Redwood City, California, hope the website will eventually provide a search result for everyone in the world.
To index individuals, Spock.com scours through social networking websites such as MySpace, Friendster and Bebo.
But it also allows web surfers to add information about individuals to help Spock.com compile full profiles.
“We try to index people, but the machine is not enough to understand all the data,” Bhatti said. “That’s where the community comes in. As an user of Spock, you will be able to add keywords, pictures, and to upload pages about people.”