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02
May
2009

Google Profile and Its offer - Will you go for it?

Google has introduced a new feature called 'Google Profile', which lets users present themselves on Google products and control how they appear on google, tell others a bit more about who they are to other google users. Using Google Profile, it is possible to create a personal page that links to your blog or other profiles and keep family and friends up to date with your contact information and pictures.



You can share your web content in one central location while including links to your blog, online photos, and other profiles such as social networking sites. Since you control what others see, your profile won't display any private information unless you've added it to your profile.By setting your Google profile to show your full name, you can allow people to find you more easily by enabling your profile to be searched by name.

Chances are that you might already have a Google profile for yourselve if you had ever written reviews on Google Maps or created articles on Google Knol or shared Google Reader items, or added books to your Google Book Search library.

Setting up your Google profile is simple, especially if you already have a Google account such as Google mail (or Gmail).

Features of Google Profile
  • Receive messages. Enable the 'Send a message' feature to allow anyone with a Google Account to email you without revealing your email address.
  • Add photos. Enhance your profile by embedding photos from Flickr or Picasa.
  • Create a page about you. Write a short bio in the About me tab, reveal your superpower, and tell people what you still can't find using Google.
  • Add your contact information. Share your information with your friends and family, so they always have the most up-to-date information. You control who sees it.
  • Add links to your other profiles and sites. Make it easier for friends to see your other content on the Web. You can link to Google content, including your Blogger blog, public Picasa Web Albums and Google Reader shared items as well as other pages on the Web such as Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
  • Show your location. 'My places' includes all the cities you've entered on your profile. Your current location and where you've lived are displayed on a map.
Techcrunch reports that Google is now giving away 10,000 sets of business cards to people that have one.The deal, in partnership with iPrint.com, is being promoted with a huge link at the top of Google Profile pages. The link reads, “New! Order profile business cards to tell your friends about your profile.” Click on the link and you’ll be taken to an ordering page. With the promotion, the first 10,000 people who sign up will get 25 free cards. But you’ll have to sign up for an iPrint account to get them. And unfortunately, these cards are only available to be shipped in the continental U.S. And yes, the card even has an “I’m Feeling Lucky” button. But sadly no, it doesn’t have a watermark

Author: pradeep