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Page history last edited by PBworks 15 years, 10 months ago

Track Profile Updates


As I recently had an occupational change (stepped down as Technorati's Chief Technologist on 2007-07-13), I'm now having to update related information wherever my profile is posted/documented. I'm keeping track of this and how tedious/ridiculous it is when all this information is already captured in digital form in the hopes that this data will help me design a solution to the "update all your profiles when you have life changes" problem.


Changed info as of 2007-07-14

per hCard/vCard vocabulary:

  • org
  • title
  • tel (type=work)
  • adr (type=work)
  • email
  • url


Profiles to update

An incomplete list to be sure, more as I think of them. Places I may need to update online:


Updated profiles

A list of places I've had to update my profiles, along with notes about what I had to update, how much hCard (in or out) support there was etc.

  • ContactCard
  • 2007-07-29 jibot
    • removed:
      • org: ?forget Tantek is works on Technorati
  • 2007-07-30 LinkedIn profile
    • Technorati position edited: end date July 2007.
    • professional "headline": removed "Chief Technologist at Technorati, ", and changed it to: "Co-founder, microformats.org; W3C invited expert; specializing in open standards (hypertext, microformats & stylesheets)" - would like to have made it longer and multilined.
  • 2007-09-30 Apple "Address Book" application Tantek Çelik entry
    • clear "Job Title" field
    • clear "Company" field
    • clear "other Email"
    • alter "Notes" field: s/is Chief Technologist/was most recently Chief Technologist
  • 2007-10-02 TantekÇelik summary/disclosure page
    • added Advisor Technorati entry
    • moved Technorati Chief Technologist position to "Recently" section
  • 2007-11-25 hCard spec and example 1 steps pages
    • removed org affiliation/info:
      • ORG:Technorati
      • Technorati
  • 2008-08-16 Stanford inCircle
    • added start and end dates, title, to Technorati position
    • created new Job Position, title:independent, employer:tantek.com, industry:Internet
  • ...


Next Steps

As I'm completing this real world example of background research into profile updating, I'd like to develop one or more tools/services to help automate this in the future.


The ideal would be that I could update my profile information in one place, and have it automatically pushed out (perhaps at a certain datetime in the future) to all of my online profiles that have that information.


It would be nice if that update also notified people that both themselves wanted to be notified and that I was ok with notifying of the updates to my profile information.

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