If you’re tired of creating numerous social networking profiles on the Web and want just one a single page to direct people to, About.me has got you covered. Within a few minutes of picking a username and adding a short bio, you can have your very own About.me “splash page that points visitors to your content from around the Web.”
About.me is basically like creating a mini website all about you. Besides your bio, you can add a headline, upload an avatar picture, change your fonts and colors and allow visits to email you directly from your profile (via a contact form). You can also upload your own background image, but they also have preloaded images from you to choose from. Be warned that when adding an avatar picture, there is a noticeable distortion due to a decrease in quality.
One of the best things about About.me is that you can add your social networking profiles to your page.
For most services you can choice to either connect your account via OAuth (which will also display your latest updates) or just add a link to your profile instead. When adding Facebook, you can control what content will display on your page; you can choose to show our hide photos, updates and friends. Once your accounts are linked, it may take some time for your content to load – be patient. Once it’s loaded, other users will be able to click on the icons via your profile and open up a small window containing your updates, blog posts, etc. As you can see from my page, it’s a very clean and minimalistic page that really stands out.
After you’d added all your services and have arranged your page as desired, you’ll also want to check out the dashboard. This is where you can see statistics (views, clicks, links) for your page. You can also “use the tools in the Promote tab to let more people know where to find your About.me profile.” As you can see, my dashboard info below is empty because I just created it. Also, the Dashboard is currently in beta, so improvements are being made on a regular basis.
If you’re wondering about the Datastacks tab, it shows details about your activity and weekly updates. You can see how many combined and individual (by site) status updates you’ve posted. You can also see how many combined and individual (by site) friends/followers/contacts you have.
As you can see, About.me was not meant to be just another profile page; it’s your own stylish web page that holds that directs people to all of your social networking hangouts.
What’s your About.me page link?