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virtual business cardIf you’re one of the growing number of people throughout the world whose business and work are primarily done through your website and social networks, you might be interested in a recently released beta web application — DooID.com, which enables you to create your personal virtual business card that links your contacts and potential clients to your business and other networking websites. DooID.com is similar to the portal website, Flavors.me Flavorsme - Create Your Own Free Personalized Webpage Flavorsme - Create Your Own Free Personalized Webpage Read More , but it has its own unique features.

Setting up a personal DooID page/virtual business card is fairly easy, and it offers a nice range of customizing tools for both its free and pro accounts.

Menu Bar & Business Data

The best way to set up your DooID page (after registering for your account) is to work down the DooID menu bar or tabs — providing your profile data, web services, layout style, and add-ons.

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In setting up your profile, you get the option to make some data private.

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However, your private information can be accessed by a password, which visitors to your site can request via a popup window, or by you sending the password directly.

Another nice feature is that you can set the language for your page, for English, Español, or Deutsch.

Social Networking Sites

Similar to other Web 2.0 sites, DooID.com enables you to add a couple of dozen website services to your page, including Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Formspring, Skype, WordPress, and YouTube. You can of course, add any other website or RSS feed not on the list of services.

Layout and Style

For the free account option, DooID.com offers three page layouts options. You can customize the style of these pages, including changing the title fonts and wallpaper, and colors for text, background, links, and title. You can also upload and use a photo background (see final screen shot in this article).

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Sharing

As you might expect, DooID.com provides a very easy and quick way to share your DooId page via various social networking sites, as well your unique URL. Click the DooID Quickshare button at the bottom of your page.

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Add Ons

You can also include additional data to your page such as a map, video bio, and an email signature (these are the free account options).

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The Video Bio feature is a great add-on allowing you to talk directly to your potential clients and contacts. Check out our MakeUseOf article, “How to Shoot Your Own Promotional Marketing Video How To Shoot Your Own Promotional Marketing Video From Start To Finish How To Shoot Your Own Promotional Marketing Video From Start To Finish Read More ,” for tips on producing a video bio.

At any time during the layout process, you can preview your page to see how it will look in its public release. All the changes and additions you make, update very smoothly in a few seconds.

V-Card

Another unique feature is that visitors to your page can download your pertinent information in a V-card format, which can be added to their computer address book.

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View Page

You will no doubt want to spend some quality time customizing and tweaking your page. ï»¿What’s great about DooID.com is that, like Flavors.me Flavorsme - Create Your Own Free Personalized Webpage Flavorsme - Create Your Own Free Personalized Webpage Read More , you don’t need to know a bit of CSS or HTML code in order to build your page. All that is done for you in background.

With a DooID page, you’re providing a lot more information about you and your services that can”˜t possibly be printed on a traditional card. And unlike your business card, you can update your virtual business card anytime you want.

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So what do you think? Is this a service you would use? If you get a chance to create your own DooID page, please come back and share it with us on MakeUseOf.

  1. Biggi
    October 6, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    I just created mine. http://dooid.com/biggifraley
    Had a few growing pains with the layout and vcard, but overall I like the idea. Now I just need a way to pass these "cards" out at networking meetings.

  2. Biggi
    October 6, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    I just created mine. http://dooid.com/biggifraley
    Had a few growing pains with the layout and vcard, but overall I like the idea. Now I just need a way to pass these "cards" out at networking meetings.

  3. Saikat Basu
    October 5, 2010 at 6:05 am

    The Video Bio feature sounds nice. It's not just for us bloggers or net workers, I think graduating students who are sending out email resumes should also include it in their applications. I just recommended this to my sister, especially the Video bio part. Thanks for the timely post, Bakari :)

  4. Helnes
    October 5, 2010 at 7:48 am

    I prefer using WordPress with the Minicard theme like I've used on helnes.me. Feel that I'm more in control over my info that way

  5. Helnes
    October 5, 2010 at 5:48 am

    I prefer using WordPress with the Minicard theme like I've used on helnes.me. Feel that I'm more in control over my info that way

    • Aibek
      October 6, 2010 at 7:37 pm

      hey, that theme looks pretty neat. I would probably go with that option as well as it give more control. thanks for sharing.

      • Helnes
        October 6, 2010 at 7:44 pm

        No problem. Sharing is what it's all about!

  6. Bakari
    October 4, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Good idea.

  7. Djangelic
    October 4, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Yeah, i created one, but then i actually just edited the email signature image and made my own, and instead of pointing it to dooid, just pointed it to my website...

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