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