This weekend I received my long ago request meecard beta login, in the form of an idlasso.com beta invite. I spent 15 minutes creating my
card, the process is straight forward, just note all your accounts on all the other web services you use (del.icio.us, digg, facebook, youtube, etc) and it will spit out a virtual card for you to…
Do stuff with, like this;
Or add it to your email sig like this;View my idlasso profile
Interesting enough, but I won’t be using it in my signature, or on my site I think. There are things I do like. The ease of use, if you are like me, using the same username for nearly everything, it has a niffy search feature. Enter your name of choice, and it will search all the prebuilt services for your accounts. Then you check, or uncheck the ones that you want to add. The best implementation of this I’ve seeen.
While I haven’t tested this, I would assume the idea is that this will stay current, say you break up with Twitter, and decide Jaiku (oh wait bad example) is your micro blog of choice, where ever you’ve left your calling card will be current. Slick. If it’s missing something you want (say jaiku or friendfeed), you can add your own. This is key, as there are always one off sites, hosted blogs, etc.
Downsides… I’ve never been a fan of giving access to other apps, especially unproven, to just login to my accounts, and just grab my contacts. There seems to be no way around this for bulk contact imports. I’d much rather import a csv, or have a manual list I can enter. I think that is the only flaw I found, well that and trying to add a script brick to a blog post can be a trying expierence. So.. if you are an active web poster and want to leave your
mark, but not have it go out of date, you might want to try idlasso.com.