In case you were just thinking, "You know, I need one more place to post all of my information online, and one more log-in I.D. to remember," well About.me has a solution for you!
Actually, in spite of my sarcasm, I think this particular social-network integrator has potential. It's super user-friendly, and allows you to post all of your social networks and other web links in one place. This service is a really good alternative to a blog for those who don't actually want to blog, as it provides what it calls a "splash page," for all of your social networks and online links, including an e-mail address.
This might be a good alternative to an e-profile for those who are job hunting, as you can easily link to your Linked-IN profile, and/or wherever you have your resume posted, as well as any other online profiles you would like your prospective employers to see. The style is clean and slightly trendy, projecting a very professional image for those who want to demonstrate their technology skills are up-to-date.
Once you sign in you can hit the little "people" icon at the top, and browse other users' splash pages for inspiration on setting up your own. Because you're able to customize the background, fonts, and profile picture, your page can be as clean or as fancy as you like. HERE are some examples on Google Images.
Time will tell if these about.me profiles begin helping users with page rank on the search engines. Right now, there is an option to "promote" your profile to Google, but after considerable searching, I'm not yet able to find evidence that these profiles are showing up on the front page of the SERPs (search engine results pages). However, this site has some promise, and if these profiles get more popular, it could be that they will eventually gain page rank, especially under the search term "about (name)".
Jennifer Pointer (e-mail) is in Tulsa, OK. She promotes a simple, a low-tech approach to effective online profile management, search engine optimization and social networking.