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The Online Business Card?

Posted on | December 19, 2010 | 1 Comment

You might or might not know that I work for MOO.COM, the online printing company with a difference, where you can, for example, order 50 Business Cards and have 50 different images on every single card. Mix that up with a company that is brand conscious, socially loved, honest and striving for the best quality possible for every single thing that is ever printed and you’ve got a company to keep an eye on..

But, one of the questions that I’m asked a lot of the time is when the online business card is going to start eating into the already large multi Billion dollar print market.. Not soon in my mind (if ever) and not very soon if you take a look around the web and look at other peoples opinions as well..

There’s a second but here though, and that’s because of a new site called About.me..  A very simple one page website about yourself that you can build using a variety of fonts, using your own background picture that also has simple design layout features as well for where you want text, shading etc.  Here’s what they say about themselves -

A lot of us have multiple online profiles scattered across various services, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Twitter. 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

Where as I dont think it will replace the Business Card, it is one of the best online business cards I’ve seen in a long time (although they sell it in as an online profile page really and it still has some font issues for me as it has not allowed me to select certain fonts)..

You can check mine out here under my name Paul Lewis – that I am very happy I got, so make sure to jump onto the bandwagon and claim your name now, before someone else does..

Paul Lewis - About.me Profile Page

Paul Lewis - I got my name on About.me, will you?


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One Response to “The Online Business Card?”

  1. John McGarvey
    January 7th, 2011 @ 12:57 am

    Interesting – reminds me a bit of the idea behind .tel domains – http://www.telnic.org/:

    “All your content information under one name.”

    I never saw the point of buying a .tel domain just to have another location for my contact details.

    About.me seems a bit more useful. And given that it’s free, it’s definitely worth grabbing a spot there.

    But given that we already have Facebook, LinkedIn and, er, Google, it seems a bit like a solution to a problem which has already been solved.

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