11 September 2010

Reserve your name at about.me

A bunch of clever people bought the domain about.me which is probably about the only .me worth bothering about. They've now come up with a nice idea that they propose will combine multiple online profiles scattered across various services, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Twitter. You register your name and get the page about.me/yourname which will feature all that's happening across your sites and profile pages.
As they say: "... and one problem we face is pulling all of this information together to build a single on-line identity — be it for personal use, or to create a professional on-line profile. Our focus is simple, enable you to:
  • create a personal, dynamic profile page (think splash page) that points users to your content around the web (versus depending on Google search); and
  • understand how many people see your profile, where they're coming from, and what they do on your page."

Their investors include True Ventures, Radar Partners, Freestyle Capital, Scott Kurnit, AOL Ventures, David Mahoney, Founder Collective & Ron Conway.

It may or may not develop but it won't cost anything to register your name. Remember how you wished you'd got on Facebook, Twitter etc. earlier before someone else had grabbed the name you wanted and left you thinking up something that hadn't already gone? OK. Don't say I didn't warn you! I've got mine.

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