Google and Facebook are the best places to find your friends,relatives and class fellows.But Google and Facebook can’t help you find which of your friends are single, or live in New York and like Radiohead, but Ark can. Ark is a search engine, which lets you search through public profiles and the private data of your friends across Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and other networks.
It’s also got filter sets for easily discovering old classmates and new business contacts. Ark could pull searches away from Google and Facebook, disrupt dedicated sites like Classmates.com, and give us a better way to find people than broadcasting “Who do I know here that does this?” Ark gives you a selection of filters to whittle down the web’s population. The options go way beyond the standard current city, hometown, employers, and education found on Facebook. There’s also gender, relationship status,
and sexual preference to power dating searches; general interests and specific categories such as music and movies to find activity partners; and contact info search by email, phone, and first name to reconnect with people you’ve met. Filters can be stacked to home in on someone in particular.
Check out some fun and useful people searches below, that you can try:
- Your current city + activity: basketball = someone to shoot hoops with
- My friends tab + relationship status: single + gender you’re interested in + people interested in your gender = Potential dates you’re already friends with
- A city you’re visiting + People who Like a band that’s playing there = someone to go to the concert with
- Work for Uptomark, Apple, Ted = People to pitch your startup to
- My friends tab + birthday: in April = Friends you should get gifts for
- Lives in Berlin + studied at your college or high school + speaks English and German = Someone to help you practice speaking German while on a business trip
- First name Emily + birthday in March + Studied at NYU = That ridiculous girl from New York you met during her birthday party at the bar last night
- Works at Google, Facebook, or Apple + lives in San Francisco = Smart people you could hire because they hate their commute