The "Google Me" Business Card

The "Google Me" Business Card

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Taryn Williford
Feb 26, 2009

Maybe it's just me, but I feel like business cards don't need to get that much play anymore. I think we only keep using them because we have so many sitting in our desks and no reason to use them, other than those forced, "let me give you my card" moments. We all carry around cell phones—most of the business world carries do-everything smartphones—to take down numbers and carry them everywhere (try doing that with your Roladex). And if you've emailed somebody once, then you have all the info you need in their email signature. But sometimes, you gotta have one—for that one guy who insists on taking yours and adding it to his collection.

We think this business card, designed by Ji Lee, is a really tongue-in-cheek way of saying "look at my Web site!"

The only actual information about you that is displayed is your name, along with an implicit suggestion to type it into Google to get your phone number, job title, work history, portfolio or whatever it is you want your business contacts to see.

Brilliant, but we would only try this on those who deem themselves a part of the Web 2.0 generation. The 58-year-old C-level executive? You'd probably better have a traditional business card ready to give to him.

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