You’ve seen them cropping up in various places: email signatures, business cards… even holiday greetings. People are increasingly adding their social networking user names to their traditional contact information. Is it simply self-promotion (follow me on twitter! @keelarobison)? Certainly in many cases, yes. But it’s more than that. Social networking sites have for many people become the hubs of our online personas; the places where we communicate broadly with our friends and colleagues. These sites are also emerging as a preferred means of communication for some, who more regularly check their Facebook inbox than they do their email.
At WhitePages, our mission is to make it fantastically simple for people to connect with confidence. Today we’re announcing that we are adding publicly available social networking user pages to our service, making it even easier for our customers to connect. Our current “preview” launch provides access to millions of Twitter and Facebook user pages, and in the near future we will be adding significantly to this feature with additional public profiles and social networks. Likewise, anyone who adds or edits their WhitePages member listing is invited to add their social networking links to make it easier for others to reach them via their preferred means of communication.