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Congrats to Caleb, Brad, Charles, and the rest of the crew over at Magntize! Magntize is a service that allows anyone to set up their own personal webpage with links and rss feeds for free. These guys have done an amazing job and have made it extremely simple to use and very pleasing on the eyes. Watch the interview to learn more about what’s going on over at Magntize. Here’s an example >> (hola Sarah!)
Magntize is a group of guys who have a dream: a dream of thousands of introductions. It all began at a small coffee shop in Texas where Dave Onkels began pitching the idea of personal websites for everyone. Sure we all have blogs and accounts with various social networking sites. There are places to post photos, upload videos, chat with friends, edit your resume, or update your status… These sites are fostering converstions among folks all over the world, but if someone wanted to know more than 140 characters about you where would you tell them to begin?
A little known entreprenuer from Austria gets it. If you want to get to know Thomas Marban check out his site – it’s elegantly designed, simple, and hyperlinked like crazy. It’s one of the best online introductions of someone we’ve ever witnessed. “Why doesn’t everyone have one of these?” We wondered to ourselves.” If the web is a converstion who is doing the introducing?
Now there are a few important elements to a good introduction, it needs to be clear, it needs to be brief, and most of all it needs to be authentic. If you’re a small business consultant from Iowa with a passion for steak we don’t want people thinking you’re a yoga instructor from California with a passion for spinach. We think you’ll agree that clarity is essential. If your first crush was a kindergarten teacher named Ms. Golf, that’s great. However, the first time you meet someone may not be the best time to launch into your pre-pubescent love life. Brevity is a good thing. Finally, it would be awesome if you graduated first in your class from Princeton University before accepting the CMO position at Apple… unless you really didn’t. In that case we’d rather get to know the real you, so be authentic. A good introduction can’t do miracles or make everyone like you, but it should reveal the awesomeness that is you. When we first set out on this journey we thought we were making cool looking websites that gave people ego boosts. “Look at my hot site!” they’d exclaim, “Its completely unnecessary, but it’s there just in case someone googles me!” Now we realize that’s missing the point. This isn’t primarily about people with self esteem issues… This is about making introductions. Magntize introduces you to the world.
This article was written by Aronado