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Top 22 Social Media Search Engines to Find People and Social Information

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Facebook has just launched its new search tool called “Graph Search”. It’s the social networking site’s biggest foray into online search. Most analysts said that the new social search is not strong enough to challenge Google as the world’s dominant search engine, but it will certainly take away quite a sizeable search share from Google especially on the local information.

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Apart from social search, Facebook has collaborated with Microsoft’s Bing to provide web search results. In return, Bing also includes certain Facebook results into their search results. However, when it comes to social search, your choices are not limited to Google, Facebook and Bing only. There are other powerful social network search engines out there helping you to find social profile of people, company, group and brand, as well as user-generated content such as comments, bookmarks, videos, and news.

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The social media search tools find information from multiple social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn at the same time. It saves you lots of efforts and time as you don’t have to search each social media site individually. Without further ado, here are our 22 best social network search engines you must check out.

Searching Numbers of Social Network Sites at the Same Time

Social Mention
Google is the most popular search engine that people use to find almost everything on the Web. However when it comes to social network, you should give Social Mention a try. It’s a search engine specifically designed for people to find social media contents including blogs, microblogs, comments, bookmarks, videos and many more. Social Mention also features auto-alerts allowing you to receive daily email based on your searches such as brand, celebrity, company, etc. If you are blogger, consider to install its real-time buzz widget on your site.

Wink Social Network Search
This social search engine helps you to find any people profiles on major social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, etc. You can search by name, email, background, and phone number.

Kurrently
Kurrently.com is another social network search tool which allows you to search trending links from Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Through this real-time online service, you can monitor your brands, find live stream links, find interesting content, and many more.

WhosTalkin
WhosTalkin enables you to search through a number of social media sites and blogs for trending topics and conversations about celebrity, sports, food, places, video, etc.

48ers
Another real-time social search engine you can use to see what’s happening on Facebook, Twitter, Digg, etc.

YoName
YoName allows you to search people across social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr, Blogger blogs and many more. All you need to do is enter people name, email address or phone number, then hit “Yo” button to see the results. Apart from people search, YoName also supports Web search, business search as well as public records search.

Anoox
Anoox is social networking based search engine. It enables you to find information through multiple social media websites or ask questions to the real people.

Searching Facebook

Facebook Graph Search
With the latest Facebook search tool, you can discover connections between people, places and things, based on your friends, activities, interests and status updates.

Booshaka
Booshaka searches and ranks the most passionate people, group and communities on Facebook. It lets you understand who your engaged fans are, and help you reach more people.

Searching Twitter

Twitter Advanced Search
With Twitter Advanced Search, you can search based on people, words, and places. On the displayed results, you can instantly connect and follow any celebrity, experts, brands and news.

Topsy
Topsy allows you to find popular, useful and interesting content published on Twitter, blogs and news sites. You can search everything or filter the results based on tweets, links, photos, videos, experts, or trending.

Search Engines’ Social Search Tools

Google Inside Search
When signed in with Google Plus, you will be able to find both personal results and social results about you and your friend’s photos, posts, video and other content.

Bing Social
With Bing Social, you can find the latest news and trending topics from Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.

Searching Photos

Flickr Advanced Search
Flickr is one of the largest photo and video sharing sites. It provides users advanced search tool with many filters and options helping you find image or video you want easily.

Searching Videos

Blinkx
Blinkx is video search engine with millions hours of indexed online videos. It lets you watch a wide variety of videos including news & politics, celebrity, technology, business, gaming, food, sports, and more, taken from famous news sites and video sharing sites.

Searching Blog Posts and Forum

Technorati
A famous blog posts search engine that lets you search weblogs based on keyword and tag.

Boardreader
This is an online search tool for forums and boards. Through the search engine, you can find popular content on the Internet including videos, news, press releases, articles, etc.

Other Social Search Tools

Addictomatic
Another site to search the latest news, trending topics, interesting blog posts, viral videos, and funny photos.

Twazzup
Another real-time online tool for you to find out trending news and topics across multiple social media and news sites.

Joongel
Joongel is a comprehensive vertical search service that lets you find information in different categories, from social media to gossip.

Folowen
Folowen is another search engine that let you search both people and organization’s profile across multiple social media sites. It lets you follow the social profile of any people, group, brand and company easily.

Snitch Name
This is a white pages service for social networks. It enables you to search people’s profile on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, MySpace and other social media sites.

Author: Jules, Quertime Editorial

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