Gist has added the ability for users to create a “public profile” that allows you to incorporate and share your strategic online presence from one screen. We have discussed the importance of “claiming your name” online, and this is another opportunity to do so.
Anyone can view your public profile, and other Gist users can create a contact using the information that you’ve published. Gist users who already have a profile for you get notified about your public profile. They can merge your published information into their existing contact for you.
Here are some of the options that are available for you to manage )note the Locked and Unlocked Icons allowing you full control what you make public or private):
Here is how to Claim Your Name with a Gist Public Profile:
- Click on your name in the top right of the Gist website to view your Private Profile.
- Click the link “Create a public profile now” above your picture in your Private profile.
- Use the Public Profile Editor to configure your web address and the page contents.
In the meantime, visit my new Public Profile at http://gist.com/milesaustin