About.me – The New Online “You” Tool

Posted June 18, 2012 by Marcy Twete in Networking Buzz

Every now and then, a new “hot” “social media” site comes around and you think, “How long will this stay around?” And the reason I put “social media” in quotes is because, I think, we’re still trying to decide whether or not certain sites are networks or pages or traditional websites or social media. But it seems about.me is here to stay, especially after being acquired by AOL.

In case you haven’t heard about it, we’re bringing it to you today. About.me is a platform that acts as a “splash” page. It’s a way to create what we’d call an online business card that points people around the web to the places you want them to go to learn more about you. It’s the beginning of your social media persona, it’s the first thing you might send someone about you where they can find and access more in-depth options.

It’s free, it’s graphically pleasing, and it takes just a few minutes to create. This couldn’t be easier, really. If you use social media, you should definitely be using about.me. What a way to point people in your direction!

For those still skeptical, I’ll show you my own about.me page.

You can find my about.me page at about.me/marcytwete. And create your own by clicking here to access about.me. Happy creating!

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."