Biobble : An e-portrait for controlling your image on the web
Biobble allows you to publish an e-portrait for free. This personal website is a place where you can say who you are; your personality, your achievements, your experiences and it also could work as an expanded business card too. Each e-portrait put online can contain a biography, interviews, anecdotes, quotes, photos, videos, and other documents. The e-portraits, either personal or professional, can be easily shared with either every internet user or just specific people of your choice.
Biobble addresses the whole world: the middle and younger generations have a chance to promote their image on the web, controlling it and their reputation at the same time. The older generations can also use it to show their personal and family history to their friends, family and also leave it for future generations.
Artists, writers, freelance, employers, graduates, job recruiters, grand-parents etc. all have a good reason for creating a Biobble e-portrait.
Are you interested in controlling the information you can find about yourself on the web? 75% of web users ‘Google someone’ occasionally, for many different reasons both personal and professional. With Biobble you have the chance, for free, to create a practical, timeless, yet attractive e-portrait which will appear on Search Engines like Google, and it will become your ‘shop window’, thus managing your image on the web.
Social networks have invaded our privacy but your e-portrait enables you to write your account, to improve your image on the web and to create the best presentation of yourself!
2) Leaving your story for eternity
Biobble conserves, for free, for life, the e-portraits published by its members. It is therefore the best solution to acquire a personal website without having to pay hosting fees. The only condition for the e-portrait to be conserved is that you must log in at least twice a year.
With the ‘Infinite Option’, Biobble offers to perpetually preserve the e-portrait of members who wish to be reassured that their story will remain for posterity. This option guarantees that these members’ personal and family history will be preserved and freely accessible for future generations to view.
3) Benefitting from a personal URL
The best way to fully control you image on the Internet, is to have your own personal URL*. Due to this, Biobble members with the ‘Premium Account’ can choose their own web address (e.g. www.your-name.com). Biobble handles the URL reservation process and the linking of it to the e-portrait. The address is easily memorable and could be used on a business card and on an email.
Furthermore, when a person accesses your e-portrait through your personal URL*, it is displayed with minimum Biobble branding with only ‘Powered by Biobble’ being present at the top of the screen, thus transforming it into a personal website.
*URL= website address
4) You don’t have to be a techno-whiz!
Thanks to Biobble, the creation of your e-portrait enables you to control your image on the web with ease. We have done everything possible to simplify the process of creating your personal website, and it takes about 5 minutes to create whilst receiving guidance throughout the process.
Our e-portrait template allows anyone with even no techno-ability to create a personal website in an instant without any commitments or fees - it’s as easy as ABC! With the ‘Premium Account’ your e-portrait is automatically accessible from the URL of your choice. With the ‘Infinite Option’ we secure your data and guarantee its perpetual hosting (i.e. your e-portrait will remain on the web for eternity). With the ‘Biobble VIP Service’ we can even provide you with a certified biographer who will take care of writing and publishing your e-portrait (whether it is for a professional of personal use).
5. Gaining visibility whilst protecting your privacy
Do you want to appear at the top of Google Search results? By default, all the e-portraits are automatically indexed and listed on major search engines and are fully accessible without the need for being a member therefore it is excellent for gaining greater visibility on the web. However if you want to have you privacy protected, Biobble makes it very easy for you to choose who is able to access your e-portrait, and to even be able to specify for each section how much is accessible and to whom (e.g. for each date in you biography, you can restrict/allow access to whom you like).
With a ‘Classic Account’, for free you can allow either anyone or just friends, and/or family and/or favourite people, to access your e-portrait. Again this is possibly for either each element or just to the whole e-portrait.
With a ‘Premium Account’ you can have further protection by being able to employ a password to certain elements.
With the ‘Infinite Option’ you may choose the publication date for your e-portrait which will only be accessible from that point (e.g. that date could be tomorrow, in a month or at the maximum of 150 years).
With Biobble you control both your image and your audience.
6. Print a booklet out of your e-portrait
If you wish to preserve your e-portrait in a solid format, you can do so with the production of an A5 cover-bound book. With Biobble this process is easy and inexpensive. The ‘Prestige Book’, allows you to print all* the information of your e-portrait; your biography, anecdotes, quotes, interviews, photos etc. into a well-made, elegant book, for your bookshelf.
*with the exception of videos
7. A unique and eternal gift
Are you looking for a symbolic and original idea for a present for Christmas, a Birthday or a special event? Biobble might have the ideal gift for you; offering the ‘Biobble VIP Service’ which not only includes the services of a certified biographer but also the writing, publishing and perpetual preservation of the e-portrait (‘Infinite Option’).
It is the perfect gift for grandparents, for retirement, or for someone who needs to advertise their business/services on the internet (e.g. a freelance photographer, painter, interior designer, craftsmen, plumber, independent salesmen, or any other person who would benefit from greater visibility on the largest network that exists).
8. Discover Biobble Mag!
Are you tired of always surfing on the same sites and reading about the same things? Biobble suggest that you should try the Biobble Mag, an entertaining e-magazine, which is both funny and informative, featuring the best content on the site. From moving lives to weird anecdotes, exclusive interviews to mottos, photos and videos of both members and famous figures. Biobble leaves you to discover the rest, their lives and experiences, from the unique individual stories to the history of our society and mankind.
Read the contents of the Biobble Mag and biobbles
Conforming to the original philosophy of the Internet, all the contents published on Biobble are accessible for free and without the constraints of subscribing to the site. Except obviously for the contents which the author has restricted access to only their family, friends, and favorites or by use of a password
Vote "I like" on biobbles and passages
Give your opinion on the biobbles
Export the contents to other sites (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
The e-portraits published on biobble.com are conserved for life, for free, on the condition that the author logs in at least two times per year OR their e-portrait receives at least 1000 visits per year
The perpetual conservation only applies to media stored on biobble.com, and thus does not guarantee the preservation of any external media such as videos from youtube, pictures from flicker and picasa, music from deeper, tweets, etc
Writing, Publication and Managing of the Accounts
The contents published on biobble.com are able to be edited or removed at any point, for an unlimited number of times, for free
Download your e-portrait in PDF A5 size
If a member would like to download the contents of their e-portrait they can do so in PDF format, printable in an A5 size
Display external media (youtube, flicker, twitter ...)
A Biobble e-portrait can display photos and videos hosted on other sites (e.g. Picasa, Flicker, Youtube, etc.). However we cannot guarantee the conservation of external media which depend exclusively on the site from which they originate from
Members on the 'Premium Service' are able to publish their e-portrait online in many languages (in both French and English). Each version will be conserved online even after their subscription period ends
Manage multiple e-portraits from one account
Members on the 'Premium Service' are able to manage an unlimited number of e-portraits from the same account which is very practical for editing the biobbles of their family members
Disable advertising on your biobble
Members on the 'Premium Service', who pay an annual fee for their biobble online, have the ability to deactivate the presence of adverts on their e-portrait since their subscription covers the costs of hosting the pages
Disable voting on your e-portrait
Members on the 'Premium Account' have the ability to block votes on their e-portrait, since it is incompatible with a professional objective. However by deactivating the votes, the content's visibility for the internal search engine is very limited and it hugely reduces the chances of appearing in the Biobble Mag
In order to improve their e-portrait's results on search engines, our members have the possibility to to personalise their URL
Private URL (e.g. www.your-name.com)
Members on the 'Premium Account' benefit from a personal URL of their choice (subject to availability), which allows them to greatly improve their efficiency and results on search engines, therefore benefiting from the maximum amount of control of their image on the web
Members on the 'Premium Account' have the ability to rename their tabs corresponding to different sections of their biobble, so they can for example, renamed the 'dossier' folder 'my exhibitions'
Add-on tabs (e.g. elements)
Members on the 'Premium Service' have the ability to add other tabs for dossiers to optimise the presentation of the contents which they want to share in their e-portrait. The tabs are also (as mentioned above) easy to rename
Install third party apps
Members on the 'Premium Service' have the ability to add a musical aspect to their e-portrait by integrating players such as Deezer. Equally they are able to integrate programmes such as Twitter to display their latest tweets on a specific tab
Minimum Biobble branding via private URL
The private URL (only with the Premium Service) enables your contacts to access your e-portrait which is presented with the maximum reduced Biobble branding. Therefore you have at your disposal a site, either professional or personal, which contains only the simple Biobble brand heading, « powered by Biobble »
Capacity to host media
Maximum number of photos
Biobble is not a substitute for specialised sites such as Flicker or Picasa, nor is it an external hardrive. Yet Biobble is dedicated to the conservation of your most beautiful and important photos and the number of images you are able to store in a biobble is limited. However if you are a member on the 'Classic' or 'Premium' accounts, you have the ability to illustrate your e-portrait with photos which originate from external sites, for which Biobble cannot guarantee the preservation of, (neither for life, nor for eternity) as they depend on their original site
Provide downloadable attachments
Members on the 'Premium Account' have the ability to attach to their biobble one, or many downloads (up to 10Mb). This enables documents such as a CV, a fee booklet, a professional presentation, etc. (downloadable with or without the protection of a password) to be presented with their e-portrait
Protection of Contents
Limited to family, friends and favourites
On Biobble, access to the e-portrait or its individual elements (photos, events in the biography, interview, etc.) can be restricted to only people who are friends, and/or family, and/or favorites. For example: a biography which has a level of protection determined for each element (or date) can be shown in 4 different ways, according to whether the reader is unknown, a friend, a family member or a favorite
Restrict access by use of a password
Members on the 'Premium Account' or benefiting from the 'Infinite Option' are able to protect access to certain dossiers, anecdotes, photos in their e-portrait by the use of a password. Therefore only people who have been given the password can access the protected contents. At the end of the 'Premium' subscription period, these protected contents are taken offline but held for you to decide about
Delayed publication (up to 150 years)
The members who have subscribed to the 'Infinite Option' have the ability to choose the date (up to 150 years) of their e-portrait publication for public viewing. It is a very interesting function for those who do not want to publish their memories whilst they are alive or for those who have a secret, but who want it to be known after they have died