I had fallen out of love with LinkedIn a long time ago, but last week’s sneaky move (read about it here) pushed me over the edge. What a lost opportunity. LinkedIn was built on such a fantastic core idea. And then they tried to be twitter-and-facebook-and-everything-else at once. Bummer.
But don’t worry, here’s a new service that seems to be getting it right: Zerply is a beautifully designed service that let’s you find like minded people by tags, skills, location and let’s you set up a public profile themed by world class designers.
You’re dreading entering all your information again? No worries, you can import all of your information directly from LinkedIn during the setup. Easy peasy.
I hope that Behance will strike a deal with them and let us display our portfolios on Zerply as well.
Hat tip to the team behind Zerply. They site is beautifully designed and well considered. Here’s my public Zerply my profile.
Thanks so much for the post and kind words! :)
We are experiencing some heavy load right now thanks to the this awesome post so please hang tight if the site is slow. We are sending more server monkeys to work!
– Luke (Designer @zerply)
Aug 22nd, 2011 / 11:02 am
“Like.” Perhaps we can all connect on zerply!
Aug 22nd, 2011 / 11:16 am
Nice post. I would also love some sort of of integration with Behance. I second that motion.
Aug 22nd, 2011 / 1:05 pm
Yeah, I’ve been sharing this one around as well. Still a bit quiet there, though. Hopefully more folks will come on board soon.
Thanks for bringing the awareness up!
Aug 22nd, 2011 / 1:58 pm
Another vote for Behance integration. Then my portfolio would be in all the right places at once and I can ditch relying on a icky linkedin profile!
Aug 23rd, 2011 / 12:08 am
Resumes can be pretty again! Whoot!
Aug 23rd, 2011 / 8:26 pm
If you’re into Zerply you should also take a minute and check out PathTo: http://path.to/. They’re in private beta right now but just reply to this and I can get you an invite.
Aug 23rd, 2011 / 8:49 pm
Really? It “let us you” do all that?
Aug 23rd, 2011 / 9:35 pm
For the Swiss Miss readers. Here’s a private beta signup link for Path.To. http://path.to/signup/swissmiss
Aug 23rd, 2011 / 9:37 pm
Zerply’s pretty cool, huge fan of the design. I also use two other services:
Meeteor.com (founded by two Wharton guys),
Branchout.com (large team of succesfull entrepreneurs).
Branchout’s got an amazing network setup, and meeteor is focused on actually getting you the warm intros from within your network. Both aren’t nearly as well designed, but they’re pretty helpful!
Aug 23rd, 2011 / 10:30 pm
For me LinkedIn stepped far too many lines… I tried to delete my account in june. But instead of really deleting it, they just suspended it, and I still received e-mails (which is funny in itself, because I never received “network updates” before…) and people could see my profile without me being aware…
Today, one week after filing a complaint about this my account seems to get removed, finally.
I wonder if this is a common practice for keeping user-numbers in shape (I bet most people would have just ignored the e-mail notifications going on), or if it was really just an accident.
Aug 24th, 2011 / 2:53 am
Zerply is definitely heading in the right direction, but my major gripe is that unless you display your email on your public profile (spam-bot heaven) your vCard is blank and there are no other contact options provided, unless visitors link through to another social network. You can’t remove the blank card either, so it forces you into displaying your email.
Therefore settings for vCard content would be useful. Some more themes would be nice too.
Aug 24th, 2011 / 4:23 am
I feel as if everyone has missed the point of LinkedIn?
It’s a social network for professional networking, that has the social component in place. You can’t just jump to another network and expect to connect with people of value or importance.
Aug 24th, 2011 / 9:30 am
Zerply looks to have been beautifully put-together. I just set up a profile and was not confused once. Kudos to the builders.
Aug 24th, 2011 / 12:51 pm
Really like the UX of Zerply and the idea of owning ones manifestatio/presentation of your professional work history/CV and streams. Do we really all present ourselves in most vanilla (and arguably not that great) way (Linked In).
I was set up and running in a few minutes flat. Cool that Linked In is using open formats (hresume http://microformats.org/wiki/hresume )
Aren’t they just another set of training wheels on the road to the #indieweb?
IMHO ever individual should have a URL (however simple or complex) pointing to a unique space where they own and manage all facets of their digital identity and personal brand. As Mark Hendickson /via @tantek (founder of Plancast) begins to discuss here:
And @tantek has been rocking for some time with @falcon here: tantek.org
Would be interesting to where others think this should go?
Aug 25th, 2011 / 10:04 am
Corrected (sorry Tina):
Really like the UX of Zerply and the idea of owning ones manifestatio/presentation of their professional work history/CV and activity streams. Do we really all want present ourselves in most vanilla (and arguably not that great) way (LinkedIn)?
I was set up and running in a few minutes flat on Zerply. Cool that LinkedIn is using open formats (hresume http://microformats.org/wiki/hresume )
Isn’t Zerply hey just another set of training wheels on the road to the #indieweb? And another silo?
IMHO ever individual should have a URL and space on the web (however simple or complex) where they own and manage all facets of their digital identity and personal brand. As Mark Hendickson /via @tantek (founder of Plancast) begins to discuss here:
And @tantek has been rocking for some time with @falcon here: http://tantek.org
Would be interesting to where others think this should go?
More here from @chrismessina (of google+ and hashtag fame) on identity as the platform: http://factoryjoe.com/blog/2009/10/01/identity-is-the-platform/
Aug 25th, 2011 / 10:10 am
Beastie Boys: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2271423527665700099
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