Introducing about.me for Slack

At about.me, we’ve always been passionate about helping you create meaningful connections with other people from all over the world. Today, we’re excited to introduce the about.me Slack app.

For many Slack teams and communities, learning about your fellow team members can be difficult. We surveyed over 200 people who use Slack for small teams, communities, and more. We found that over 70% of teams don’t have an introduction channel, making it difficult to get to know other people in your Slack team.

Our Slack integration will help you seamlessly introduce yourself, learn about your team members, and create valuable connections within your Slack team or community.

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Introducing Discover Pages

At about.me, we believe in helping you discover new, inspiring people.

Introducing Discover Pages, a new way for you to find like-minded people from all around the globe.

Have you noticed that the interests on your page are listed as hashtags? By clicking on one of those interests, you’ll be directed to a Discover page that highlights people with that same interest. Discover Pages are the perfect way to find your new favorite musician, a designer to collaborate with, or photographer to follow.

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A Storyteller’s Tips For Embracing Change and Using Technology For Good

Stephanie Carls tells powerful stories.

Stephanie’s stories teach others how to use technology as a tool to lead easier and more productive lives. By day, Stephanie works as a Customer Success Manager at Rivet and by night Stephanie creates videos for her YouTube channel My Savvy Life.

Recognizing that technology can be overwhelming, Stephanie is all about providing simple, easy-to-follow tech tips. We sat down with Stephanie to chat all things digital, her love of social media and how she finds balance in her life. 

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The Most Creative Woman In Business On How She Stays Inspired

Tina Wells is wired for success.

As a self-proclaimed professional problem solver, Tina is an expert on youth marketing and serves as the founder + CEO of Buzz Marketing Group. When Tina’s not helping her clients succeed, she’s writing a best-selling teen fiction series and overseeing the tween site http://www.mackenzieblue.com.

Tina is a proud Philadelphia-native who’s quick to share tips on where to find breathtaking views and delicious food. Read on to learn what it takes to be named one of Fast Company’s most creative people; specifically how Tina stays inspired, the mantra by which she lives her live and why she loves marketing to (fearless!) young people.

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Our Opportunity: Personal Pages with a Purpose

We believe that representation with a minimum of other obligations required (friend requests, constant content creation, etc.) is the basic foundation of a personal page on the web.

In the past few years, we got away from our unique brand of simplicity, adding lots of “engagement” features, as we chased metrics. While we generated millions and millions of compliments & collections, we cannot honestly say that either of those features created enough meaningful value for our users.

In addition, the world has changed. A lot.

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One Teacher’s Secrets To Impacting The Lives of Thousands, Online

April Bowles-Olin‘s best advice: get started.

April is an author, teacher, marketer and life coach who’s helping thousands of people become more productive and make money doing what they love. Marketing and happiness are two of the subjects of April’s classes on CreativeLive, a network of free classes online taught by some of the world’s most talented teachers.

April invites you to sign up for her classes or other classes on CreativeLive using the code: ABOUTCL. This offer gives you 25% off any class through the end of January.

Read our interview with April to learn the importance of forming habits to increase productivity, why she works in creative bursts and her tips for sending awesome newsletters.

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One Innovative Designer Who Is Creating What All Women Want

Shannon Snow couldn’t find what she was looking for, so she made it.

A Google executive by day and a fashion entrepreneur by night, Shannon is giving hard-working women, and herself, what they want: beautiful, functional activewear for work and play. Shannon’s dresses easily transition from the boardroom to a night out, and feature hidden pockets for phones and built-in bike shorts.

Read on to learn more about Shannon’s inspiration for the dress line, her goals on transforming the education space, and why she believes women must embrace their unique perspectives.

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