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Profiles of Friends on the New Google Profiles

Google recently introduced common profiles for their many applications. If someone has a profile and it matches, exactly, a search, Google displays the profile at the bottom of the first page of search results. It is unclear to me whether Google plans to introduce and Twitter like functionality. I don't even know if their spiders even crawl their own pages.

Anywhere, here are some links to people and businesses that I know that have profiles set up on Google:

  • John Fitzpatrick - that's me.
  • Vita Rara - my employer.
  • MORI- a membership management application that I've been working on.
  • Modal Tracker - software to track intermodal shipping containers.
  • Quadran - an ERP system for importers/distributors
  • Modal Labs - Vita Rara's division for software to serve the intermodal shipping industry (like Modal Tracker).
  • Kase Manager - software for help desks to track client issues and trouble tickets.
  • Vitaly Babiy - a co-worker of mine.

Friends On Identi.ca

Spent some time setting up profiles for a number of friends and business contacts on Identi.ca over the past couple of days. For those who aren't aware, Identi.ca is a competitor to Twitter that has about 1/500th the user base. Here's a list of the accounts:

Mark Menard, John Fitzpatrick, VitaRara, and Quadran

Vita Rara (VitaRara) is my employer. Mark Menard is the owner. Quadran is VitaRara's ERP system for importers and distributors of bulk commodities.

Our first client for Quadran is a company called Stein Fibers. Before working at VitaRara, Mark Menard and John Fitzpatrick worked together at a company called 5Points. In 1999, Stein Fibers contracted with 5points to write an ERP system to replace their patchwork of various tools. In June 2007, Stein Fibers asked VitaRara to replace the system written by 5points. That new system is called Quadran.

Over the next few years, we expect to deliver Quadran to several new clients. The application is geared toward organizations that handle commoditized products in bulk quantities, particularly ones who import the materials from overseas.

Want more information? Here's some links to the people and organizations discussed in this article:

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