I have just joined formspring, and so far I have no questions *insert sad face here*.
If you haven’t heard of it the site is based around a very basic idea. You sign up and anyone can ask you a question. You answer and it is published on your profile.
It seems like a fun way to let others get to know you, and could definitely be a beneficial tool for authors and bloggers. In fact, now I think about it it could potentially be a beneficial tool for companies as well.
I am slightly concerned that it encourages online stalking, but you can only be stalked by the amount you give up in your answers. And to be honest you are unlikely to answer in a way that is more specific than, say, your blog posts are anyway.
You can follow other people you are interested in, and their answers appear in a timeline that you can easily access. I haven’t investigated this further than a search of those I follow on Twitter (from within the formspring.me site itself). Apparently you can also search for people you ‘know’ on Facebook too.
There are options to link your formspring.me page to your Twitter, Facebook, Blogger and Tumblr accounts AND most importantly for me, it does not spam your Twitter, unless you say it’s OK! Woo! Go progress! I am still scarred from the days where anything you linked to your Twitter meant hundreds of updates per day for your followers.
So, what are you waiting for? Get over there and ask me a question!