Business cards were already overdue for obsolescence when the pandemic hit. Now, we’re not even shaking hands. Exchanging physical business cards is definitely out for now.
Google is testing an online business card replacement called People Cards. The idea is for professionals to create a profile for Google Search. Instead of exchanging physical paper business cards, you can just say: “Google me,” and they’ll find your “business card” right there in the search results.
People Cards is similar to “knowledge panel”-like info boxes currently used by celebrities and businesses.
People Cards is being tested now only in India and only in the English language.
People Cards contains a photo, name, job title, general location, hometown, a bio, educational experience, website and icons that link to social media accounts.
Why Google is the right company to do this
The world needs a universal online replacement for business cards. Of course, lots