Good news! You’ve got more options than just plain old Google. Here are some of the sites I’ve found amusing:
Wink.com – This site gleans information from MySpace accounts and general websites. Search by name, location or keyword.
Spock.com – This site also gets much of its information from MySpace accounts. It also lets you search by tags – say you tagged yourself as “single,” “libra,” “straight,” “college graduate,” and “unemployed.” You could find others with similar interests and traits with one click.
Pipl.com – Search by name or location and watch Pipl go! Contact information found is displayed across the top with webpage matches listed down the side. I didn’t find quite as much on this one, but found it unnerving that I could find just about any of my friends’ addresses by typing in first and last names (without city or state to help, even). Ancient ICQ profiles included, though.
yoName – A bit smaller than the other networks – this site searches only specific social networking sites that you specify. Good for digging up dirt from the distant past, though (remember Friendster? Or Xanga?). It also searches blogs.