The much awaited, Spock.com, a people search engine has finally been unveiled in beta.
â€œSpock is the online leader in personal search, helping users find and discover people. With over one hundred million people already indexed and millions added every day, Spock is building the broadest and deepest people specific search engine.â€
Simple and easy, you cansearch for people in Spock by name, e-mail address, tags, location, age range, gender, and picture.
â€œSpock is a search engine that focuses its results on people. You can enter your query into the empty text field on the top of the home page, and click search to find people.
Spock basic search is able and willing to search using three different types of information:
- Name: When searching by names, you can search by first, last, or full name. For example, â€œFred Thompsonâ€œ, â€œPrince William of Walesâ€œ, and â€œLawsonâ€ can be used to find people on Spock.
- E-mail Address: Searching by e-mail address is relatively straight forward. Just enter an e-mail address in the search bar, and if itâ€™s in Spockâ€™s omnipotent database, the corresponding profile will be returned.
- Tag: Tags are words or short phrases that describe a person, like â€œlibertarianâ€ or â€œfighter pilotâ€. Cool searches can alway be found on the home page or here.
In the Spock blog, Jaideep Singh the Co-founder & CEO says:
“In anticipation of our public beta launch, we had catered for peak capacity of 100 page views a second, which translates to 300 million page views a month. However, since this morning we have been getting a consistent request rate of 300 to 400 page views a second, which translates to nearly 1 billion page views a month.”
To finalize this launch, the spock team was funded by Clearstone Venture Partners who also funded Overture, PayPal, NetZero, MP3.com, Internet Brands etc and Opus Capital Ventures.