Wink People Search Reaches 200 Million People

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Maintains Lead as First and Largest People Search Engine

The goal of Wink is to help people connect online and learn about people they meet, work with or are just find interesting

Wink Technologies, Inc., today announced that Wink People Search has reached the milestone of providing search across the full text of 200 million people profiles from the World Wide Web. Wink People Search allows people to find friends or business contacts based on name, location, interests, tags, school, work, and other profile information. Finding and connecting with people online is becoming more important as social networking, blogging and other forms of online community continue to grow.

Wink People Search has doubled the number of people it searches since it launched in November of 2006. To find people online, Wink has cooperated with many of the world's largest social networks, including including MySpace, LinkedIn, Friendster, Bebo, Live Spaces, Yahoo!360, Xanga, Twitter and more. To satisfy followers of celebrity news and the "internet famous," Wink has included in the results are Web sources such as Wikipedia and IMDB. Wink continues to add sources at an increasing rate, planning eventually to include all of the billions of places people show up on the Web.

"The goal of Wink is to help people connect online and learn about people they meet, work with or are just find interesting," said Michael Tanne, CEO of Wink. "We also make sure that people who are found in our search engine have control over their profile and the information that is included in it."

Wink users can sign up and claim their own profiles in order to manage their online presence, and have control over what is displayed about them on the Web.

In addition to being the largest people search engine, Wink is also the most flexible. Wink's experienced team of search engineers from Yahoo!, Inktomi, Excite, and Google have developed proprietary algorithms and indexing techniques which capture the full text and structure of profiles to make them quickly searchable. Whether you want to locate an old friend, find fans of your hometown football team while living in a new city, or seek out people who share your hobbies and interests, Wink searches hundreds of millions people profiles from across the Internet to help you learn about and connect with other people.

About Wink
Wink is a People Search Engine that makes it easier to find people across the Web by providing search of over 200 Million profiles across social networks and on-line communities. Wink users can claim their on-line profiles to manage their on-line presence. Wink's patent-pending PeopleRank technology analyzes people's input to continually refine the search results. Wink's team of experienced search engineers come from Yahoo, Inktomi, Excite, and Google. Find more at

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