On Friday, I found-out about an awesome opportunity for friends in the DC area to see an exhibition basketball game played by current and former NBA all-starts. (http://bit.ly/ObamaClassic.) I wanted to share this info with friends in the DC area, so I started doing some investigation of the “People Search” functionality on various Social Networks.
Searching for just the words “Washington, DC” on Facebook yields a bunch of junk results, but by filtering to People and picking the Washington, DC location, I got a bunch of quick results of my friends in the DC-area. Here’s a link to the specific query: http://www.facebook.com/search/results.php?lo=2427178&wk=&ed=&ny=&q=Washington%2C+DC&type=users
And here are the settings I used:
Here’s a canonical URL: http://www.linkedin.com/search/fpsearch?searchLocationType=I&countryCode=us&postalCode=20005
Next: Contact Import
Given these useful discoveries, I’m importing contacts from systems that have less robust people search (or out-of-date user profiles) like AOL/AIM.