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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A freelancer’s perspective on Backstory: Afeef Nessouli

As a freelancer, Afeef Nessouli knows how difficult it is to ensure he is constantly busy and has a steady stream of projects instead of just having them crop up. As he says, “It is an endless hustle!”

Recently, we introduced Backstory and Afeef added it to his about.me page in order to find projects and collaborators on the platform. With such a fascinating array of jobs and experiences outlined on his page and Backstory, we decided to take the opportunity to interview him in depth about who he is and how he takes advantage of about.me.

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Social Media, Acting and Journalism: Staff Picks

Welcome to the weekend and this week’s Staff Picks. As you’re lounging around on this Saturday morning we hope you enjoy getting to know the amazing people we’re featuring here. They’re actors, social media specialists, demystifiers and journalists and they all have fascinating stories to tell that leap from their pages! 

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