A new search engine claims to be better than Google and Facebook when it comes to people-based queries. Ark is a recent startup from the Y Combinator program that hopes to change the way people search for other people. It has indexed over 1 billion profiles from across an array of popular social networks in different countries.
Ark provides over 30 search filters so you can be as vague or specific as you want when it comes to finding that right person. If you’ve just moved to a new neighborhood, you can search for people around your area who might share the same hobbies as you. Or, if you wish to reconnect with a long-lost friend, you can enter the school you both went to and the year that person graduated. In addition, Ark can prove to be competition for the professional network LinkedIn as the search engine also allows you to filter by where the person is working and his/her position.