Business cards are cards bearing information about a company or an individual, and they are usually printed on some form of card stock. They are not interactive, they cost money, and they waste a lot of paper. A lot of companies seem to agree on this, and built products that function somewhat as virtual business cards.
A few examples of the first buds of virtual business cards:
- SMS: Contxts; TextID; DUB
- Mobile Web: MyNameIsE
- Email: Dropcard; WeaveMet
- iPhone: beamMe (app)
- Social Networks: LinkedIn; Xing; Facebook
- Google Profile
With so many options to choose from, how do you combine all this information together, use vanity URL, and describe yourself with more than 140 characters?
This is where Card.ly comes into play. The company’s goal is not just to get you a phone and an email address, but to create a beautiful, shareable social media business card.
There are a few (very easy) steps to follow before you can create your (Free) embed-able, shareable social media business card. The end results is a simple, clean and useful webpage that you can use as a virtual business card.
My Card.ly Social Media Business Card
You can also embed it on your Website
A few tips about choosing your username:
It is important that you choose your username based on your first and last name (if possible). This makes it easier to remember, and also it will show up in seach engines. Mine, for example, is card.ly/itai. Simple enough to remember, and share.
What do you think? Are you already using Card.ly as your Social Media business card?