It’s not about you. It’s about.me

2 Jan

Business professionals have become like Sarah Palin: We are everywhere and nowhere.

We have our Twitter accounts in our email signatures, our blog links on our Linkedin profiles, our Flickr accounts linked to our facebook pages, our tweets on our company’s websites and so on ad infinitum.

So where do you go to get a snapshot of all that hyper cyber activity?

I stumbled upon about.me through someone’s Twitter profile. It’s a simple webpage you create for yourself that allows you to promote yourself and show your social stuff. Unlike, say, Netvibes, which displays your content from your fave social platforms, about.me just points people.

It’s really just a landing page for the great almighty you, but it does have some pretty decent tracking tools.

I filled out my profile here to give you an idea how it looks.

Is it useful? Will it last? Or is it just yet another ego-centric time-waster for socially obsessed people?

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11 Responses to “It’s not about you. It’s about.me”

  1. Yukari Peerless January 2, 2011 at 9:24 am #

    So far, I like it. There are so many social networking platforms out there I can’t even keep track of my own accounts spread out on the web. With About. me you can just point people there, if anybody is interested. I’m using it like my own bookmark.

  2. Doug Brown January 2, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    So it helps you keep track of you! Good point Yukari..although I suspect people are selective about the links they provide. For example, I didn’t put my Facebook page on the profile. Cheers.

  3. Victoria Westcott January 2, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    Hi Doug – I really like your profile’s images on your page – the eyeballs are awesome.

  4. Brad January 2, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    I think this is a great tool – it helps to condense everything into one complete “you”

  5. dougbrowncreative January 2, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    > Victoria thank you. I just pirated my old Twitter background and stuck in my Godinian profile pic.

    > Brad do you use it?

  6. Brad January 2, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    Doug, not yet, but I think I will set it up very soon.

  7. JP Holecka January 2, 2011 at 9:00 pm #

    I love the URL of about.me much better than Flavours.me but I am torn on what one is actually better. It will be interesting to see which me wins. http://flavors.me/jaypiddy [or http://jpholecka.com%5D http://about.me/jpholecka I had to just have them both!

    • dougbrowncreative January 2, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

      I prefer your about.me profile JP from a visual point of view, and also because once on Flavours.me, you’re not allowed to go back to your original directing page. It traps you like porn!

  8. arti.fact January 2, 2011 at 9:23 pm #

    Interesting.

  9. ngawangchodron January 2, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

    That was quite interesting..didn’t see your Facebook and Flickr??? linked up in it..

  10. dougbrowncreative January 2, 2011 at 10:04 pm #

    Thanks to both arti.fact and ngawangchodron for your comments. My Facebook and Flickr accounts aren’t included because I don’t want to open them up to everybody. I like that my Facebook page is for people I really know.

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