How to Quickly Find an Old Friend Online

(STL.News) If you want to reconnect with somebody from your past, the good news is that today you can go online and find information on almost anybody.  Today, most people will have a digital footprint that can be tracked down with just a little digging.  Whether you’re looking for somebody who you went to school with and haven’t spoken to for some time, an old family friend or somebody who you used to work with, there are plenty of options to consider that will help you find them online in no time at all.


If you know somebody’s full name and have some other identifying information like their date of birth or their last known address, you may be able to use Nuwber to find more information about them.  This people search site allows you to track somebody down and find information like their address, phone number, email address and more with just a name.  It is simple and easy to use.  Along with finding more personal information on a person, you can also use the service to find out if somebody has a criminal or arrest record, look up property records, and more.


Often the first place that you look when you want to find information is Google, and it’s also a good resource to make use of if you want to find somebody online.  Searching their name in Google could bring up a wide range of results that you might be able to use to find more information on the person that you are looking for.  Googling their name could bring up their social media profiles, information on their employment, and more that you can use to get their contact information and get in touch.  The best way to find useful results using Google is to enter as much as you know about the person into Google along with their name.

Check Other Search Engines:

If you’re not getting much luck using Google, it can be a wise idea to try some other search engines.  There are various search engines to consider including Bing, Yahoo, and DuckDuckGo, an up and coming, niche search engine that does not track, store or sell user information.  There are plenty of other search engines that are beneficial to use alongside Google, so it’s definitely worth trying all your options to find as much information as you can.

Social Media:

Finally, social media is one of the best ways to find anybody online quickly. Facebook is the most popular social media site today and with millions of people around the world using the site, it’s easier than ever to find people that you might have lost touch with and contact them using the site. You can use Facebook’s people search tool to find anybody who uses the site using just their name.  However, bear in mind that not everybody is findable with a Facebook search sine users can change their privacy settings to prevent anybody that they are not friends with from finding them using search.  In this case, you might need to do a little bit of digging to get in touch with an old friend using Facebook.  Finding a mutual friend can be a good idea, as they may have information on the person you’re looking for that you can use to contact them.