After About.me bought itself back from AOL (News - Alert), the personal profile platform announced the first significant feature it launched as a standalone company. Now users have the ability to connect their About.me page with their Facebook (News - Alert) timeline, which now lets them share key updates to their Facebook connections.
Whenever users update their background, compliment someone else’s About.me profile, or are added to a directory, they can post it to your Facebook. The second Facebook integration allows you to pull in photos from your Facebook account to use as your background image.
About.me is a service that lets you create a one page profile all about you, which can include links to the social networks you are on, but the idea is about simplicity and ease of use. The company was co-founded by Ryan Freitas, Tim Young, and Tony Conrad in October of 2009. In 2010, the company was acquired by AOL.
Nearly two years later, About.me announced that it was becoming a startup again. The full details of the buyout were not revealed. However, Freitas and Conrad said that it was financially backed by the management team and a group of investors “who have backed companies such as WordPress and Google (News - Alert),” according to thenextweb. AOL reportedly kept an eight percent stake in About.me.
About.Me recently stated in its blog that with the new Facebook integration features, users have complete control over what gets added to their timeline, and that the feature is a great way to provide updates to the people you are connected to.
Last year, About.me launched a plethora of new features, including favorites. The compliment feature was released shortly after, which lets you tell someone that you like their About.me page. More features are expected to be released within the upcoming months.
Edited by Brooke Neuman