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By: Ben Schiffler Fri, 06 Aug 2010 19:37:39 +0000 Thank you, as well, for the entire series. Networking is a whole world into which I am just barely beginning to step. I feel like I will return here often.

By: Jacob True Mon, 07 Jan 2008 23:35:00 +0000 I just finished reading this entire series on networking. Definitely a lot of great advice that I will be paying attention to carefully. Thanks for sharing your experience.


It depends on a person’s privacy settings. Almost every piece of information in a person’s profile can have a different privacy level so it’s almost impossible to make any generalizations about facebook. Just have to take a shot and see what comes up. :)

By: Brian Shurtleff Mon, 10 Dec 2007 01:47:00 +0000 Actually, you can search for a wider range of information about a person than just their name with facebook.
Of course, you have to hope that whatever info you have on them is information they put into their profile, making it therefore searchable.

Facebook sort of hides where this feature is. But once you do a basic search it takes you to a basic search page – and from there there is a (tiny) link to “Advanced Search” which gives you a larger handful of search criteria.

I’ve found people through knowing only their phone number, for example.

Actually, it might be limited to only networks you are part of, upon closer inspection…

By: Ian Schreiber Fri, 07 Dec 2007 07:55:00 +0000 The corollary to this, of course, is to have a good Web presence yourself so that when people google YOU, they can find you easily.

Darius is a pretty good example. If you type “Darius” into Google, you get… the historical figure Darius the Great. Okay, but if you type “Darius Game” into Google, you get… the obscure Darius series of side-scrolling shooters. Ah, but if you type “Darius Game Developer” into Google, 9 of the first 10 links are him, and you’ll find out his last name without even clicking on any of them :)