It is ethical for colleges, parents, or employers to search social networking sites for information about people?

According to juggle.com 73% of users say YES.

Some tools to help get you started with nosing around social networking: SpySamePointSocialMentionWhosTalkinyoName,  snitch.name,  Folowen,  SpokeoWink  and a ton of others…

And there are courses out there as well, for example –
Social Networking Sites: Investigative Tools and Techniques, …

There are probably more then a few good business opportunities to be had in providing social networking / media investigative tools (as opposed to social media monitoring).

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