About.me Launches Collections, A Pinterest For People


The folks at About.me have been busy since it spun out of Aol. A spin-out often puts the wind back in your sails, and the team, led by Tony Conrad and Ryan Freitas has not been content to idle.

Instead they are iterating on product, today launching Collections for all About.me profiles. Users can now find About.me Collections in the drop-down menu on their home page. Clicking on the link will bring them to two pre-populated Collections — Twitter Friends and Facebook Friends.

While it’s kind of nice to see those two social graphs away from their primary platform, the use case for About.me Collections versus Twitter Lists, Facebook Groups, or any other way you can bookmark personal connections, has yet to be proven. Pinterest is full of beautiful photos of things you wish you owned, instead you can “own” them on the Pinterest. Do people want the same functionality…

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