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Leveraging Meet Meme Cards in the Genealogy Community

Meet Meme Social Trading Cards

[Editor’s Note: over at my personal genealogy blog – Destination: Austin Family – I describe how I found Meet Meme and ordered my set of Personal Edition Cards]

So, if you are now familiar with the Meet Meme cards – what I call “business cards on social media steroids,” how could they be used by individual genealogists, groups such as GeneaBloggers as well as by genealogy events such as Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree and Family History Expos?

Here are some ideas – and I encourage any readers to help brainstorm ideas by entering info in the comments:

  • A professional genealogist could easily use these as business cards. The cards contain all pertinent data such as email, website URL and even Twitter information. These cards are multi-faceted in terms of the information they can convey.
  • A genealogy vendor could have the Meet Meme cards “branded” with their company information and hand them out at events such as conferences and expos.  In fact, the “collect ’em all” phrase could have new meaning: hold a contest where attendees have to meet all your staff and collect the cards to win a prize.
  • A genealogy event could have cards made for attendees in place of conference badges. Plus a conference could also offer the attendee the option of purchasing additional cards on their own.
  • Other ideas for events include using the Meet Meme cards for ice breakers as well as having a poster displaying all attendee cards.

While I could probably create my own business cards with all these social media “hooks,” Meet Meme has simplified the process.  They help you to pull info from the various social media sites that you already use. The Meet Meme cards also have fun features like “special powers” – in fact I can only think about the “special powers” that some of our members would list!

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Take a minute to read the post over at Destination: Austin Family and then contact Meet Meme at their site.  I know that I’m going to use the Meet Meme cards for future venues and I can’t wait to see the ideas that other genealogists come up with!

Disclaimer: I contacted Meet Meme about receiving a complimentary set of 40 Personal Edition Cards at no cost to me. This material connection had no effect on the outcome of the above product review and the review was performed based on the merits of the product. See Disclosure Statements for more information on the material connections I have with various genealogy and non-genealogy vendors.

©2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

9 thoughts on “Leveraging Meet Meme Cards in the Genealogy Community

  1. Sheri – I remember those trading cards – loved the idea! I wasn’t trying in any way to detract from them – I just didn’t know if you were able to get them printed. Meet Meme allows you to print a two sided glossy trading card and can be customized with many social media components.

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