Facto.me is an easy, fun tool that allows users to share little known tidbits about themselves. A new user begins by making a statement about themselves in the form of a single sentence. The user can post anything. Friends and family can also post on the user’s Facto profile to share insight into what they think of that person. Facto is intended to allow users to share facts about themselves with others. It could be something well known or a hidden personality trait or skill that most others do not know about. Facto is an easy way to share information about individuals.
Facto was created by Kyle Bragger. The application was intended to give users a fun, easy way to say something about themselves and find out what others think. The system is kept simple, which encourages more interaction with fewer distractions.
Many people wonder what others think about them while others have qualities that their circle of friends or family members may know little about. Facto gives users a fun way to share those little known facts about themselves. The entire process is kept fun and lighthearted. The user can share information about what they have done, are doing or things they know. A Facto fact could be as simple as a favorite food or color. Users can share as much or as little as they like about themselves (keeping in mind that it is posted on their Facto website).
The Facto website is very basic, but this works well for what it is. A pale pink background is complimented by the dark pink Facto! logo. The homepage provides users with the first step of the sign up process: providing a single fact about themselves. There is absolutely no clutter on the site, either. Wide open spaces encourage users to fill it in with information about themselves and their likes, dislikes and little known personal facts. Even the user’s profile page is kept simple, using large data entry fields and headers to direct the user to the areas they want to edit.
A new user can become a Facto member by entering a fact about themselves on the homepage. After clicking the blue “Post It” button, the user is taken to the registration form. The large form keeps to the basics, asking for an email address and password. After entering each, the user can click the blue “Create your Facto account” at the bottom of the form. Next, the user is asked to type “an awesome fact” about themselves followed by their desired Facto URL. Once these are filled out, the user can click the blue “Take me to my page” button. This last step directs the user to their profile page where they can begin adding facts or sharing their page on Twitter and Tumblr.
Facto provides a fun, entertaining service but it is a far cry from something worthy of a subscription. Luckily the site’s creator is keeping things free. There is no subscription fee or other charges for creating and maintaining a Facto account. Anyone can create one. This could change in the future, but for now Facto is completely cost free.
Facto is a fun site for users who want to share information about themselves but prefer something simpler than Facebook or MySpace. The system is about as basic as it gets and focuses on the user’s personal facts rather than site layout and colorful images.