is a new online service that lets you build a mini-profile that can attach itself to comments or photos that you post. Another way of looking at it is that Retaggr is your online business card. It gives a summary of all the different types of social networks or websites that you work with or on and it provides a great way for people to connect with you.
Once you sign up for Retaggr, you must fill out a few different things in order to give Retaggr enough information to populate your Profile Card. This Profile Card isn’t just limited to screen names and basic information. There is a lot of room for customization.
First, you fill out your profile which consists of basic information about you, your work and your website. The real strength of Retaggr is in its ability to let you add links to your Profile Card for just about every social network under the sun. As someone that tries to connect with my readers in every way possible, I have so many profiles it can get hard to keep up with all of them. Retaggr allows me to show off all the ways to connect and interact with me in one place.
Retaggr has a total of 136 different websites or social networks that you can add to your profile. This was staggering to me, because I thought I used lots of social networks until I started looking through this list. If Retaggr doesn’t have your social network of choice, there is a place to add in any other profile you may have.
Widgets can also be a part of your signature. The main widgets they currently have allow people to instant message you directly from your Profile Card. This is fairly basic but there is a place that allows you to build your own widgets. This makes the possibilities almost limitless for your Profile Card and the information it contains.
One new feature on the site was the ability to make your Profile Card into an email signature. This is great because it includes all of the things you could want in your email signature and more.
Retaggr is a great tool for anyone that wants to connect with new people online. It provides enough information about the person and gives lots of different options to learn more about them and lists all the ways you can connect with them.
I can see the added value for bloggers and people that do business online. Describing Retaggr as an “interactive business card” couldn’t be a better description. You can now do more than just leave your website in a comment or leave a link to one or two profiles. Retaggr provides you with a clean profile that contains all the information any potential reader or buyer would need from you. Your Profile Card can be embedded into whereever you would like.
The only downside to Retaggr is that in order for it to work on comments and photos, the website must support it. I think Retaggr is something worth supporting but only time will tell if enough websites feel the same way I do.
Kyle Judkins is a 24 year old marketer and part-time tech blogger. He is the author of LostInTechnology where he talks about some basic technology tips and tricks that everyone can use.