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Creeping Socialism

I've added the ability to create a public profile on the site. This lets you specify your contact info on various other websites and provide a little information about yourself. You can choose to have your profile visible just to Pinboard users or to the entire Internet.

Here's what mine looks like:

The purpose of these profiles is to let people find one another on the site and build (or re-build) their networks. Naturally, like all social features on Pinboard, this one is strictly opt-in. If you'd like to create your own profile, go to settings -> privacy and click the friendly checkbox. You'll see a new 'profile' tab appear in your navigation bar.

And if you're curious, you can find a full list of users with profiles on the page. I've been getting a big kick out of the variety of people and responses showing up there.

—maciej on November 03, 2011

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