Thanks to the wonderful folk at Quietroom, we now all have proper guidelines on how to quote Santa in both Christmas Cards and when drawing with our children…
…life just seems better with stuff like this around…
Ok, so it sounds a little bit dramatic, but it’s quite astonishing to think that something that didn’t exist over 5 years ago has been so powerful it is indirectly mapping the location of the human (and with it the continents in which we live too).
I said it was geekily romantic, but it’s still a great looking graph.
Original story here and here.
So, as you can see below, I am giving about.me a crack and seeing what it gives me that other “CV”-related sites like linked.in or plaxo don’t.
At this stage, as you can see, it is not much more than a pretty looking CV…kind of like an elongated, more attractive “Info” section that one might find on Facebook. The customisation is pretty nice (reminds me of Posterous in this regard), and behind the scenes it has a really attractive looking dashboard of stats…which I am guessing may become more effective once more traffic arrives…assuming it will!
For Joe Public who needs a way to point potential future employers to non-career-threatening social channels, this could be a really, really nice utility. Do send me links in the comment section to your own profiles. I’d be really keen to see what you make of it!
For various reasons, I’ve been trying to clarify my thinking on the structure of social media – where it fits into various client’s demands and how an agency (and in fact client) can gear themselves up for the multi-front challenges that social media presents. I think the agency that can manage this correctly i.e. properly integrate the principles into their “normal” working practice will really set itself apart from all the “me-too” pretenders, none of whom can properly support each of the specific areas they need to.