About.me is Your Web Calling Card

14th September 2010

My friends Ryan and Tony were part of the team that recently launched a beta for About.me, an online calling card that lets you collect all your identities and content streams. I spent a few minutes making a profile for myself, and I think the concept is smart. Such a simple idea, I can’t believe it doesn’t already exist.

If you’d like your own about.me profile, sign up here to stake your claim, and they’ll send you a note when the service is open to everyone.

13 thoughts on “About.me is Your Web Calling Card

  1. Tony Conrad

    Maggie – thanks for the very kind post – you rock. Our focus is simple, enable you to:

    1) create a personal, dynamic profile page (think splash page) that points users to your content around the web (versus depending on Google search); and

    2) understand how many people see your profile, where they’re coming from, and what they do on your page.

    We think the about.me + your name is an ideal URL for a personal splash page & look forward to getting everyone up and running on our platform.

    Thanks again Maggie – love your profile! Best,

  2. Tony Conrad

    Hi Miss Brit – thanks for your question. We differentiate in a number of important areas such as:

    1) about.me is Free (vs. $20 per year)
    2) the about.me + your name URL is a killer URL and logical for a personal splash page
    3) we’ve fully integrated rich profile stats @ no cost (vs $20 per year)
    4) we’ve introduced, albeit still very early, Datastacks for Twitter, Facebook and Linked-In – these will become much richer as our goal is to provide actionable insights
    5) Free artist created backgrounds available for splash page themesfor people like Meg B above who may not want to include a large photo of themselves

    Hope that helps!

  3. isahrai

    Any word on when the launch might be? I seriously just finished designing new business cards and I might hold off a bit to get them printed with the about.me link rather than trying to pick between all the urls and emails floating out there!

  4. Kathleen

    It’s going to be nice to be able to send everyone to ONE place rather than have to say, “Oh, you can find me on twitter, facebook, wordpress…”
    Makes me sound like the geek I am. It will be so much easier!
    Also, instead of 5 web addresses on my physical business card, just one!
    And the free part is just awesome guys, thanks

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