About.me is a website that allows people to create a personal profile page, and it recently launched in beta. Invites to people who signed up a few weeks ago are slowly being distributed, and I received mine today. It gives me opportunity to create splash-page style one-page websites for your online profile. It also provides you with personal analytic dashboard.
The website allows its registered users to create a very customizable profile page. You can add a picture or other image, profile information, colored background, website links, and there are a variety of other neat profile options. From a public relations perspective it’s always good to “own” the top search results for your own name, and assuming this service takes off, it will probably rank very well.
Investors of this venture include True Ventures, Radar Partners, Freestyle Capital, Scott Kurnit, AOL Ventures, David Mahoney, Founder Collective, & Ron Conway. About.me is in private mode so you can’t create profiles yet but they do allow you to reserve your names – if the username (vanity URL) you are looking for is available, they’ll reserve it for you and will send you a confirmation over email. Your about.me page can have your picture, your bio and links to your various social profiles and your websites /blogs.
Go hurryup register yourself at about.me to book an vanity URL for yourself…