The internet is a great way to find people and information. The challenge for many people is how to publish information about themselves quickly, easily and in a professional format — that still embodies their individuality. AOL’s About.Me allows you to create an online personal profile.
About.Me provides you online editing tools and a basic structure so to create your page. You can upload a background image (i.e., photo, illustration, or any graphical visualization) up to 5MB. You then complete an online form for your name, headline and body text. The text block you create can be arranged anywhere on the page. You have full control over fonts and colors. Additionally, you can provide tags as well as all your social media contact information and the appropriate icons appear on the page. My page took about 5 minutes to create.
Additionally, AOL can provide you an About.Me email address (so you don’t have contacts using your work or personal email). They have also released an iPhone app which allows you to browse profiles, and see what individuals are currently in your geographical area.
Personally, I found the About.Me approach much more personal and welcoming than my Google+ profile, which offers more functionality, but is far less personal.
About.Me is free and easy so give it a shot and let me know what you think.