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flavorsmeWe wrote last year about using services such as card.ly and magntize for your online business card and discussed why it was important. Free services like these are useful when you are involved in multiple social networks as well as blogging in more than one place and need a single page that aggregates all of your efforts.

This article was first published on AgentGenius.com on January 25, 2010.

Given that it would be ideal to host a landing page on your own website for the SEO benefits, I still love the aggregator sites.

New service in beta

Today, I want to introduce you to flavors.me which is a little more advanced than the previous options we’ve shared. Flavors.me doesn’t require you to find all of your network user ID names or numbers, rather it allows you to add networks you’re already logged into (with oAuth and such), saving you time. With Flavors.me you request an invitation which is emailed to you (mine was on the same day), then you simply choose a username, log in, begin telling it which networks you want to feature, and then the fun of design begins.

Why I prefer Flavors.me over the others

My profile is simply a photo of me speaking with a simple font choice, yours could be a photo of your city, you with friends, aligned to the right or left or perhaps a custom image like some of the creative options you see on Twitter wallpapers. I like that Flavors.me is a custom design and my page is unique since there are limitless iterations of what a page could look like whereas my page on card.ly or magntize looks exactly like many other peoples’ site. I use my Flavors.me site as my bio link on Twitter and am considering using it on Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. because it is a clean design which keeps with the 2010 webdev trend of single page sites with no fold.

Here are some Flavors.me sites (aka eye candy):

lani rosales profile

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If you’re like me and love looking at web design, check out many many other examples in the Flavors.me Gallery.

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42 Comments

  1. Susie Blackmon

    January 25, 2010 at 5:05 am

    Love this Lani. Thanks so much.

    • Lani Rosales

      January 26, 2010 at 8:58 am

      Have you gotten a chance to play with it yet? 🙂

  2. Jack Zerby

    January 25, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Lani this is a fantastic article. Very thoughtful and touched on a lot of points that I hoped the design and functionality would communicate. The goal was to allow each user to create something unique, but stay within certain constraints.

    Much more to come so stay tuned!

    Jack Zerby
    Designer and Co-Creator of Flavors.me

    • Lani Rosales

      January 26, 2010 at 9:00 am

      Jack, we’ll be watching- you’ve got a great thing going on and let’s just say I’m an official fangirl- will y’all be at sxsw in Austin this March?

    • Nobu Hata

      January 26, 2010 at 7:27 pm

      Yo Jack! Could I get a beta invite? I’ll promise to use my power for good, rather than evil. Deal?

  3. Adam Weart

    January 25, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Thanks Lani! I will be checking this out ASAP!

    • Lani Rosales

      January 26, 2010 at 9:01 am

      So did you make yours yet? I want to see it!

  4. TheRECoach

    January 25, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Love reading about your “Cool Tools” Lani, this one however was truly unique. One of the screenshots you used was of a young man I knew as a little boy, and hadn’t had contact with for a long time. It was so nice to see he was following his dreams and looked so happy. #smallworld. Keep bringing us such good stuff 🙂

    TheRECoach

  5. Nobu Hata

    January 25, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Oh lord, I foresee cheeseball mugshots Photoshop’d in front of Sold sign pics. Realtors: please don’t abuse this tool.

    • Lani Rosales

      January 25, 2010 at 5:30 pm

      LOL I agree! And for the record, YOU said it, not me!

  6. Sherry Lowry

    January 25, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Lani, this is really a remarkable way to use this technology.

    Thanks so much for both sharing your “find” but also taking the time to put it into context with a few other options out there that are semi-related.

    • Lani Rosales

      January 26, 2010 at 9:02 am

      Of course! With your artistic talent, I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  7. Ryan Hukill

    January 25, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Hey Lani, this looks like a great tool that I can see many benefits from. Glad I stumbled across it. Question for you: You mentioned hosting such a landing page on your own website for SEO purposes; do you know of a tool that makes this easy, such as a particular WP plugin or something that would pick up these feeds?

    • Lani Rosales

      January 26, 2010 at 9:05 am

      Ryan, I don’t know of any that do that, but I’m not the WP expert. So far as I know, that would have to be custom developed. What we could recommend, however, is a page that has the icons of all of your networking efforts (be sure they open in another tab so your reader isn’t forever lost) and direct people to where you want them to be. Then you have pretty good control.

  8. Barry Cunningham

    January 26, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Hey Lani..I don’t stop by that often but when I do it’s because something you wrote caught my eye. This is one of those moments. Thanks.

    • Lani Rosales

      January 26, 2010 at 9:05 am

      Barry, that just made my day, thanks! I can’t wait to see what you come up with for your flavors page!

  9. Sarah Cooper

    January 26, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Thank you for this, Lani! Here’s mine: https://flavors.me/SarahWV

    • Lani Rosales

      January 26, 2010 at 2:36 pm

      oooh Sarah, that’s really well done, awesome! 🙂 thanks for coming back to share yours!

  10. Amber Austen

    January 26, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Like I said,… NIFTY!! thnx guys 🙂 https://flavors.me/AmberAusten

    • Lani Rosales

      January 26, 2010 at 5:16 pm

      oooh that looks great, amber!!! 🙂

  11. Diane Scherer

    January 26, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    @psexton @agentgenius I need way more hours in the day to check out cool stuff like flavors.me website https://bit.ly/8tvQQF

  12. T I L L E Y

    January 28, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Putting All of Your Social Networks in One Stylish Place https://bit.ly/8tvQQF (via @flavorsme)

  13. David McClellan

    January 31, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Putting All of Your Social Networks in One Stylish Place https://ow.ly/12jwh

  14. Kent Hu

    February 1, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Hi Lani – thx for the info and I will give it a try as soon as I can… I have been struggling finding a centralized site/location for my signatures, business info… this might be it – keep up the good work 😉

  15. RomanTyrsin

    December 24, 2012 at 12:27 am

    I have found recently a wonderful webpage which can bring all my social media accounts together on one page – http://www.homesweetpage.com. It’s really cool and the design is nice.

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Are you a tab collector? That’s Google’s name for people who have tabs upon tabs upon tabs open on their Google Chrome browser. And while third party apps are already available to help collectors manage tabs, Google is now stepping in with Tab Groups.

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