Social networking has become the average Internet users favorite way to waste time and communicate with friends. These have become ways to meet new people as well. Hi5 may not be as well known as some of the others, but they do have a large number of users. You may never dream of posting your phone number on such a site, but there are many others out there that would - and do. Try this tool when searching for someone's phone digits.
Everyone has a different idea of what is safe to put on a profile, and what should be left out. It is smart to have your profile open to friends only if you are going to post anything personal, but that can backfire. It makes no difference if you set things to private if you accept friend requests from strangers. Most don't think about that, and they add a phone number so online buddies can contact them.
If you want to search though Hi5 to see if you can find a phone number, sign up for your own account to get started. You may not have any interest in having a profile, so you can leave it blank or delete it once you are done with your querry. Add as much or as little as you want, and then go about your search.
One very cool feature on Hi5 is that you can allow the site access to your email account address books. When you do this, the site can search for any matches to those in your contacts. If the person you are looking for has used an email address that you have to sign up for an account, you will find them right away. You can then go to their profile to see if a number is listed.
Once you have a number, you may want a way to confirm that the number is still active or that the number is correct. If you feel the need to do that, you can use a site that will show you how to trace a number so you can know for sure.
Susan is a part-time writer and long-time personal fitness trainer with a knack for tech gadgets.