Spock a person
2, September, 2007 1 Comment
What does it mean to spock a person? Just as you google a term or a product, you can now spock someone. A US firm has launched an ambitious Internet search engine that it hopes will eventually help to track down the names of the 6 billion people in the world. At spock.com, you can type in a person’s name and retrieve search results on the person.
How does the company allow for such extensive people searches? To index individuals, it looks through social networking sites like MySpace and Friendster. It also allows users to submit their own profiles as well as add information about individuals so that profiles could be more comprehensive.
The company plans to make the service a free one. Revenue will be generated through advertising.
I tried a search with my name and found 3 profiles, none of which are mine. Oh well.
In today’s climate of fear of identity theft and privacy issues, we’ll just have to wait and see how successful the site is, and if ‘spock’ will be the next Internet household term to replace ‘google’!