HOW TO: Search for People and Groups on the Internet in Windows XP

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There are two ways to search for people on the Internet with Search Companion. You can type a phrase or sentence, such as "give me information about John Smith in Anytown, USA" and the search results may include anything from John Smith's address to his genealogy Web page. You can also choose from several Internet search services that specialize in finding e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and names. This article describes both processes of searching for people and groups on the Internet.

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Search the Internet by Using a Phrase or Sentence

To use a phrase (a "natural language" query) to find information on the Internet:
  1. Click Start, and then click Search.
  2. Click Search the Internet.
  3. Type a phrase or sentence that describes the information that you want, and then click Search.
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Search the Internet by Using a Directory or Internet Service

To select an Internet search service that specializes in finding people:
  1. Click Start, and then click Search.
  2. Click Printers, computers, or people.
  3. Click People in your address book.
  4. In the Look in box, click the directory service or Internet search service that you want to use, and then click Web Site.
  5. Follow the instructions that are displayed by the Internet search service that you choose.
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Article ID: 308884 - Last Review: 01/12/2015 18:59:11 - Revision: 3.0

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