Thursday, August 28, 2008

Use Mapquest for finding addresses

I'm trying to locate some physical addresses for two large companies who have locations in my city. I will make a long story very short and tell you that Mapquest was a heckuva lot more helpful than Google or the company websites. See, when you go to Behemoth Company's site, they want you to know everything but where they are actually located. Because no one should ever need to go there. Or, my word, send them a piece of mail! On paper! We might sacrifice 1/1000000th of a tree!

Anyway, all I did was go to Mapquest and put in what I knew: the name of the company and the street name. It instantly popped up the physical address, or at least a very short list of possibilities.

And in case you're wondering, the big companies I was trying to look up are not listed in my local phone book. Guess they don't want us calling them either.

It's a bit baffling when you consider the companies I'm looking up are in the business of communications.


Anonymous said...

Other companies that don't want you to find them in the phone book or where they are physically located: Electric company, cable company and phone company. I think they are all just one big call center floating around in the clouds. Or in Istanbul.

Beth Wright (P31 OBS Team Member) said...

I love MapQuest. I also use too!