Find Google+ Users By Occupation, Location, Popularity, and More

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Are you on Google+ by now? If not, head on over to our invitations post, and request an invitation. While Google+ puts Facebook to shame in many areas, one feature that it lacks is a tool to search users. You can hack together some attempts to search Google profiles, but that’s about it. At least one site is attempting to fill the void. Find People on Plus is a site geared towards- you guessed it- finding people on Google+.

Find People on Plus isn’t an official Google site, but offers a few search parameters to locate people to follow. You can search by name, profession, location, relationship status, gender, “looking for” status, number of followers, and more. The site also has easy sidebar links to lists of people in each category with the most followers.

The site seems to be pulling text from Google profiles, so it isn’t smart about its searches. For example, if you perform a search for “Reading, PA,” you’ll get search results that include other towns with the name of Reading, and even profiles that contain the word “read” or “reading” in them. Still, the site can be useful in finding people to follow.

Are you on Google+ yet? How have you been locating people to follow?

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4 Comments:

  1. One thing I don’t like is the browser dependencies. If you’re logged into Google on a browser that doesn’t work, it also hampers other aspects. For example, I can’t get the Account Settings in Camino because my browser in unsupported. Bear in mind that before I joined G+, this worked just fine and I used it as a portal for all of my Google stuff (web master tools, etc). I can still get into the individual tools, just not via Account Settings.

    Interestingly, I’m seeing pieces get enabled bit by bit. I can view my profile, circles, etc now (couldn’t a few days ago), but can’t add anything new (in Camino).

  2. It’s the newer of the two, which is “only” 4 years old and running 10.4.9.

    I just find it odd that clicking accounting settings wouldn’t take me to the “legacy” version of that page if the new version wasn’t supported. Why show an error screen when you can show the person what they’ve always been seeing.

    I’m sure they’ll fix it, though..

  3. Ivailo Atanassov

    Me too :)

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