How to Find Someone's Profile

By Nicole Vulcan

Online profiles and social networking are the next big thing for businesses as well as individuals. If you don't have a profile, old friends and acquaintances are likely to think you are dead, or just seriously out of touch. According to Facebook (see reference 1), that site alone had more than 300 million active users as of October 2009, and they're far from the only goliath on the block. Because so many people are hooked in to social networking sites, chances are you're going to find them with just a few clicks.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Internet access

MySpace.com

Step 1

Establish Internet connection.

Step 2

Type "http://www.myspace.com" into your browser.

Step 3

Look for the "search" button at the top right side of the page.

Step 4

Ensure the drop-down menu in the search box is set to "people."

Step 5

Type in the name of the person you are searching for. Everyone with that name registered will show up in the results. You will be allowed to view that person's profile depending on the privacy settings that person has chosen.

Step 6

Follow the prompts to create a profile, if you want to contact the searched-for person on MySpace.

Facebook.com

Step 1

Establish Internet connection.

Step 2

Type the address "http://www.facebook.com" into your browser.

Step 3

Click on "sign up" if you are not already a member.

Step 4

Type the name of the person you are searching for in the top right "search" box.

Step 5

Click on the person's picture or name to see more of their profile. Depending on their privacy settings, you may need to click on "Add as a Friend" to see more of their profile.

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