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Introduction to Social Media Investigation by Jennifer Golbeck

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Chapter 5

Finding people on social media

Abstract

There are general techniques you can use to find people on any social media site. Using common usernames, email addresses, and profile photos are just a few options. This chapter introduces some of these social media search techniques.

Keywords

Social media

Social networks

Search

Each of the chapters in this book that is about a specific social media site (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) has sections that are specifically about finding people. If you're interested in finding someone on those sites, it's always a good idea to do a search for them there.

However, there are also more general techniques you can use to find people on any social media site. This chapter introduces some of ...

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