This chapter looks specifically at finding information in social networks, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Orkut, and others. Common characteristics of social networks are explored. For Facebook, LinkedIn, Orkut, and Google Plus, the chapter outlines the different kinds of information that can be found in these tools, and provides examples for each tool to illustrate search techniques and results. Tips for searching each tool are provided. The chapter also explores ways to protect your personal information, and cautions on using each tool. The chapter concludes with a list of additional social networks, and a review of the content covered in the chapter.
Social networking tools