Social networking is a part of our everyday lives. We use social networks to keep up with our friends, family, athletes, celebrities, and news. Most users that utilize social networking use multiple accounts such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, and others. Giving out this information to people who want to connect with you can sometimes be a hassle. If you are looking for a centralized place to display all your social networking information, a Google Public Profile is the solution you are looking for.
To create a Google Profile, you will need a Google account. If you already use Gmail from Google, you can simply link your Google Profile to your email address. Once you have signed up for a Google Profile, you can then share as little or as much information as you wish. Google Profile allows you to display information about you, your interests, schools you are attending, or have attended, contact information (if you wish to make it public), photos from services like Picasa and Flickr, and links to places where people can find you online.
One of the best ways to use Google Profile is to create links to all the social networking services you use. For example, you can set up links to your Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Last.fm, YouTube, or any other social networking service you use. Once you have entered all the links into your Google Profile, people will be able to do a Google search query and find you. Once they come upon your profile, they can then see all the services you use and the various ways to connect to you.
If you are use many online services, Google Profile will be a centralized place where users can find you. Even better, if you are an individual trying to promote a brand or service, Google Profile will make it easy for people to find you and get educated about what you are promoting, and where you are promoting it.
If you are worried about exposing your social networking information in a public place, keep in mind that the Google Profile simply provides a link to the social networking services you use. Being able to follow you, add you as a friend, or contact you on the different social networking platforms is dependent on the privacy settings you have set up with each social networking website. Having a Google Profile provides the best way for you to keep all your information in a centralized location. If you use many services on the Internet, Google Profile will give users a central location where they can find you and keep up with your social networking information.