WhitePages people search ( www.whitepages.com ) announced last week that they will add social network profiles from Twitter and Facebook to their people search engine.
Users will now be able to search for a person’s phone number and address as well as profile pages on Facebook and Twitter for people.
Whitepages hopes the addition of social network profiles in their people search results will enhance the services reputation as the most comprehensive and useful people search engine online.
Whitepages CEO Alex Algard stated: “Whether it’s social data, landlines, cell phones, or email address, WhitePages is committed to building the most comprehensive people search service on the Web.”
Social networks and regular search engines often fall short as effective people search tools due to their large indexes of data.
Users can benefit from niche people search engines like WhitePages. Over the past decade the Whitepages people search engine has enhanced is search to include nicknames and name relevancy matching.
The announcement to include social network profiles in the Whitepages people search is a preview of how social network information will eventually be included throughout the WhitePages search engine.
By the mid 2010, WhitePages hopes to expand the number of social network listings by adding social network profiles to their work and residential search results.
People can also add links to their own social network profiles by using WhitePages’ personal editing options.
[ Source: Market Wire ]