This recent post from Blog Critics highlights the importance of using MySpace as a free people search tool for finding old friends —
MySpace offers many ways to search for old friends. Users can simply type a pal’s first and last name in the “Find a Friend” box too see if the friend is a member. If there are too many people with the same name, the user may narrow the search by focusing on a specific geographic area. If it’s old classmates an individual is seeking, he or she may simply use the “Classmate Finder” tool to find other users who went to the same school. There are filters to narrow the search by years of attendance or years of graduation, and still others that find members by clubs, majors, Greek affiliations, and more. All it takes is a little patience and a little time for a user to find a friend or family member he or she hasn’t seen or spoken to in years, and never expected to hear from again.
Unlike Classmates or Reunion — sites that specialize in reuniting old friends — all of the features on Myspace are free. It’s free to register, search, send messages, or post comments. Every feature of the site is 100% free. MySpace currently boasts approximately 50 million members, with people of all ages signing up daily. While it’s true that most members are at the lower end of the age spectrum, it’s not uncommon to find users in their forties, fifties, and beyond.
For more free people search ideas, try our published list of people search tips @ Free People Search.