LinkedInABox – that’s handy

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linkedinabox.jpgI’ve just added a LinkedInABox widget to this blog and it prompts a thought about personal profiles. I don’t know how many you have, but I have several that I can think of off the top of my head:

To some extent these all serve different purposes but wouldn’t it be nice to have them all managed in one place? Unfortunately most sites don’t let you add dynamic code to your profile, otherwise one could imagine a universal profile widget which would supply the required text for whichever site it was placed on.

Still it would certainly be possible to make something similar to LinkedInABox that would work for other sites like those I list, an aggregated profile widget if you like. It wouldn’t reduce the number of profiles you have to maintain but it might inspire you to update them more regularly if more people got to see them.

3 Responses to “LinkedInABox – that’s handy”

  1. Steve Purkiss

    p.s. I know what you mean about profiles, my view is that we would be best off having one profile too. Lots of stuff going on with OpenID though, which looks good.

  2. Alfred Armstrong

    Ah yes, OpenID, there’s a thought. I hadn’t considered its potential impact on profiles. It’s one of those “must get round to investigating” things on my mental to do list.

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