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Retaggr let’s you create a “profile card” that you can display on your Web site, blog or anywhere else you can embed their customizable widget to give people a snapshot of who you are and what you do. In a nutshell, retaggr is a social media-enabled […]

Retaggr let’s you create a “profile card” that you can display on your Web site, blog or anywhere else you can embed their customizable widget to give people a snapshot of who you are and what you do. In a nutshell, retaggr is a social media-enabled online business card.

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Once you set up a free Retaggr account, you can add a photo, include your status that can be easily linked to your Twitter account to show recent tweets, and link to your blog and include the RSS feed to pull up the most recent posts in your card.

You can also include your brief bio or profile and an email icon and your contact number on your card. Again, think of this as your business card, but don’t worry – your email address is protected.

To really enhance your card, you’ll want to add in all of your sites, blogs, microblogs, bookmarketing, social network pages, and more and Retaggr will link to them. The card customization process also includes a Facebook badge and a way to add other widgets you’ve created. If you’ve got a FriendFeed account, that will actually speed up your customization process.

You’ll be amazed at not only how many links you can create in your Retaggr card to all the publishing, communications and networking tools you use (lots and lots of them), but also how Retaggr displays everything in a very clean and compact format. (See my retaggr profile card at the bottom of this post or visit my retaggr page.)

Your card is easily embedded through the code the site provides to you or via one of those tiny buttons that represents your card and leads to it when clicked on. What I love about retaggr is that it gives people a hub point for connection to you and also displays the breadth of your presence and participation on the Web. What I was a little confused about was that on the home page of retaggr, it says that it is compatible with WordPress, but I was not able to embed my card into this post (WordPress stripped out the code every time).

On the social networking side of retaggr, you can tag people you know in images anywhere on the Web when a site is retaggr-enabled, including your own. First, you can make your own site retaggr-enabled. Once you do this, any image you see on your site will have a little “tag” icon next to it. Click on it to draw a box around any person in the photo to tag them. This means that other people who have photos of you on their sites can tag them with your name. If someone tags a photo on their site with your name, retaggr notifies you and provides you with a copy and link to the image.

Your retaggr card can follow you around to any retaggr-enabled site so if you leave a comment, anyone can find you through your profile card. You can also save other people’s cards in your account and create your own contact database of cards.

If you’re looking for a neat way to display your credentials and links to your sites and networks, retaggr makes it easy. The more people who use retaggr, the more pervasive the connections and the greater its value as an introduction tool that integrates and shares more than just your name, title, phone number and email address. Old-fashioned business cards have nothing on retaggr.

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By Aliza Sherman

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  1. It’s nice to see another resource like this. Now it’s just a matter of taking the time to do it.

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  2. i use profilefly.com for this

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  3. It’s interesting, but is it just yet another site aimed at becoming the be all, end all organizational tool for all of our other sites? I genuinely like the idea, but it hugely depends on how many other people are using it. If it becomes a standard (“oh, just check out my online business card”) then I love it, otherwise it’s a great idea but in practice just another online presence to keep up with.

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  4. What an ignoble entry – pure advertisement.

    No questions asked – why use it? What’ll retaggable do with the data it collects by displaying this stuff and collecting peoples data?

    Blogging at its worst, sorry.

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  5. Aliza Sherman Tuesday, June 24, 2008

    I definitely want to use it as my online business card for sure – I love the clean and compact look – BUT, have been having trouble adding it to my blogs, believe it or not. Error messages. Well, it is new and bound to be buggy. I’m not paying much attention to the retaggr photo feature since I don’t include many photos of other people on my blogs and rarely appear in photos on anyone else’s blogs. But wouldn’t mind knowing about it when I do.

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  6. Edo: This doesn’t seem like an advertisement. It’s a service I might even try out. It’s also free. :) I look to blog posts like this one to help me stay on top of the social networking scene. Thanks for the post, Aliza!

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  7. Thanks for sharing Aliza, nice. In return, i’d like to share something with you. :)

    Recently i’ve stumbled upon a Free eBook and it has helped me to make some money since and i thought you might be interested. You can write a review of it to share with readers if you find it useful :)

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    Best,
    Sidnee.

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  8. Hi Aliza!

    Thanks for covering our new application!

    And thanks to everyone else for your feedback. We’re keen to make retaggr work for you in a variety of scenarios.

    If you experience any issue, please do just drop us a line via our contact form and we’ll do our best to get it sorted immediately.

    Thanks again.

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  9. I’ve created a search engine optimised site. Your card will typically get to #1 within 3 weeks if you search for: your name card, or: your name business card, e.g. Oliver Polden card currently comes up #1, so could yours :)

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