Twitter Address: Now Mandatory For Business Cards?


My Business Cards

I’ve been without business cards for about seven months now, and I’m finally gotten around to getting new ones printed. In doing so, I realized I wanted my Twitter address on my card. Last time I had some printed, at the end of 2005, I don’t even think I had a Twitter account! But now, I was amazed to realize that Twitter has become so important to me as a communication tool that I wanted it included along with my “old school” contact info such as a snail mail address, phone number and email.

OK, despite my headline, I’m sure few believe listing their Twitter address as mandatory information a business card. Still, was I alone in feeling I should include it? Apparently not. I twitted about getting it added and got a stream of responses from people who were doing the same, such as:

Ah, but where to fit in my address? I felt like my card was already crowded enough with my ordinary information, but the back was open and free. Rex Hammock shared a good example shared a good example of what he does with his social profiles for the back of his card:

I pondered listing all my social networking profiles on the back as well, similar to what I do with the sidebar here on the blog. But I figured minimalist would work for me. Hit my blog, all my profiles are listed there. But Twitter among the rest stood out as special for me, deserving its own place.