Sent to you by Sean McBride via Google Reader: 3-2-1 123people search
launches off! via Alt Search Engines by Charles Knight on 10/27/08
Today next generation people search tool, 123people
( hits the web with its US public beta launch.
123people, is a high performance real-time people search functionality,
that finds and identifies people’s information from publicly available
sources across the web.

123people is also socially interactive, applying crowd wisdom to search
results. Users can rate and add information to every single search
result, giving it more relevance with details that are not yet found on
the Internet, taking the quality of people search to the next level. An
“Update Newsletter Service” provides users information about new search
results on the Internet.

123people differs from existing search sites by;
using an innovative search function that finds peoples’ contact
details, images, videos, weblinks, biographies, news, blogs, documents
and social network profiles from hundreds of international and social
media sources organizing the relevant information in a dynamic hub
where users can find the most up-to-date information on anyone.

“We are out to change the way Web users search and discover people
information,” says Russell Perry, CEO of “
brings superior search results because our search is optimized, and
gets better every day, because we take strong efforts to include
locally relevant sources like whitepages, Zoominfo and news outlets,
such as CNN, NYtimes, and WSJ as well as other web 2.0 offerings for
the next generation of people search.“

So what makes 123people different?
123people displays real-time results. Users can use 123people to get
up-to-date information on people in the news, receiving instant
real-time results as it happens, helping you to keep track on the news
buzz surrounding your favored presidential candidate, celebrity, CEO or

The site is designed to fundamentally improve the quality of people
search on the Web. In addition to aggregating people information from
globally accessible databases and social networks on the Web. also search country-specific Web sites, providing fast
access comprehensive results.

The ability to find relevant people information proves a high priority
for Web users. However, the overwhelming amount of sites on the Web
makes it increasingly difficult to keep up with the people we know or
want to know on the Web.

People search is one of the fastest growing interests of Web users.
According to a recent Technorati study, approximately 30 percent of
search queries conducted in traditional search engines like Google are
people-related. However, the search results in these major engines are
often overwhelmingly buried in pages of unrelated results and can be
frustratingly incomprehensive. Niche search sites give users a faster,
more effective, and direct way of locating specific information.

123people Features:
123 People aggregates people-related data
User can tag search results and give them more relevance
Includes popular social media profiles (i.g. Facebook, MySpace,
LinkedIn, Xing, Friendster, HiFive, FlickR, Bebo, Bloglines, Blogger,
Zoominfo, LastFM,)
Instant Messenger profiles and Microblogs, such as, AIM and twitter
Phone numbers and emails
News page results from CNN, Nytimes, WSJ and USA today.
123 people is available in English, German Spanish and French.

Check it out and decide for yourself. Come back and leave a comment!

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