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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#aboutmeLIVE with about.me CEO + Venture Capitalist Tony Conrad

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Do you want to work for a startup in Silicon Valley? Or, would you like to learn more about venture capital?

If yes, we’d like to invite you to #aboutmeLIVE.

Join about.me CEO and venture capitalist Tony Conrad on Thursday, September 10th at 6PM ET/3PM PT. During this live Q&A, Tony will answer questions about the startup scene, venture capital and share insights on how to best position yourself for a career with a startup.

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Brand Yourself For Your Ideal Career: Livestream Event with General Assembly and our Founder + CEO Tony Conrad

Are you aware of how you look online? What kind of online identity do you have and are you in control? If you’re a job seeker, millennial or student, these questions are for you.

Having a strong online identity is key if you want to stand out to employers and start building your career. At about.me, we’ve created the best tools in the game for you to start building your personal and professional brands and we’re excited to share them with you.

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7 Quotes To Read Every Tuesday

Motivational quotes aren’t just for Mondays.

Tuesdays we all need an extra push. On Mondays we write to-do lists, vow to focus on health and fitness, and set ambitious goals for the week. Tuesday morning, the reality of a full week ahead sets in and we start to wonder how realistic our Monday plans will be. For those of you that need an extra dose of inspiration from people like Steve Jobs or a push to think outside the box, we bring you our Tuesday quotes.

We’ve selected 7 of our favorite Backstory quotes from our about.me community to help you power through the Tuesdays.

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about.me Office Hours with CEO & Venture Capitalist Tony Conrad

Are you a college student looking to break into the Silicon Valley startup scene? An aspiring entrepreneur? A future founder?

If yes, we invite you to join us on Wednesday, April 15th at 3PM PDT for an online web event, “Office Hours,” with about.me CEO, Tony Conrad. Tony is a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist who has invested in top companies including MakerBot, Blue Bottle and WordPress.

During this one-hour web event, Tony will share insights on the Silicon Valley tech scene, startup culture, how to best position yourself for a career with a startup.

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Disruption & Innovation Panel in San Francisco – February 10th

It’s time to break the rules or create new ones to forge innovative careers.

Join about.me CEO Tony Conrad, Google Venture’s David Krane and a power panel as they  discuss disruptive innovation, the art of failure, and how to be entrepreneurial whether you are a business owner or not.

The event, brought to you by the Indiana University Alumni Association, takes place at WordPress’s Automattic Lounge in San Francisco on February 10th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm PST.

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At the Web Summit in Dublin with June Carmody

At last week’s Web Summit in Dublin, Ireland, I had the chance to see some fascinating talks, including this chat with Tony Conrad and Matt Mullenweg (co-founder of WordPress) led by Laurie Segall.

I also had the opportunity to meet amazing people from around the world, including some avid about.me fans like Community Manager, June Carmody who was there representing Memeoirs.

A Dublin native, I met June and her team members at the “Night Summit” as I wandered around looking for real Irish food. Originally thinking fish and chips, June quickly explained that was more British than Irish and steered our group to a traditional Irish pub called The Harry Lemon. She recommended their Guinness pie and as I sat devouring it, our conversation turned towards Ireland, her travels abroad, work and the conference itself.

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A trip to ONE: Cory Levy’s Deskie

Today, we’re talking to about.me advisor and COO of ONE, Cory Levy. As the first in our Deskie series, we’ll be talking to him about everything he does, plus what his desk says about him and his personality. We were lucky enough to stop by his office in San Francisco, meet his team, snap a few photos of his #deskie, and interview him on who he is and what he thinks of about.me.

Want to participate? Send us a picture of your desk with the hashtag #deskie on Instagram or Twitter for a chance to get featured. 

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The Bosphorus, the history and Webit in Istanbul

Last week, Mert Karaosmanoglu attended Webit and met about.me co-founder, Tony Conrad, who spoke on identity at the tech conference.  Mert says he enjoyed the opportunity to meet and hear speakers from all over the world, especially the ones who focused on digital marketing. He and several other about.me users from Istanbul were kind enough to share their thoughts and tips on the city for others who are considering visiting or attending Webit next year!

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An Evening with Tony Conrad

On Thursday, September 18th, Tony Conrad will be in his home state of Indiana and at his alma mater, Indiana University, for a day of special programs with students and the community. In the evening he will host a talk on entrepreneurship and owning your online identity, as well as about.me! His presentation begins at 7pm and is open to the public.

If you’re in the area, or know someone who is have them check out the Facebook event here and RSVP to let us know you’re going!

Who: Tony Conrad (CEO of about.me)
What: A presentation on entrepreneurship and owning your online identity
When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:00PM
Where: Whittenberger Auditorium in the Indiana Memorial Union

Tony Conrad by Christopher MichelPhoto by photographer and about.me advisor Christopher Michel.

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