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Amazon Hacks by Paul Bausch

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Create an “About You” Area

By letting other Amazon customers know a little bit about you, you’ll add some context and personality to your lists or reviews.

An “About You” page is like a home page for you at Amazon. Any time you add a review, create a Listmania! list [Hack #41], guide [Hack #37], or wish list [Hack #18], it will be accompanied by a link to your About You page. If someone sees something you’ve contributed to Amazon and wants more information about you, they can visit your page to learn more.

To customize your page, make sure you’re logged in [Hack #13], click the Your Store tab from any page, and choose “Your About You Area” from the lefthand side of the page.

Controlling Who Sees What

Click “Edit About You” to add or change information. If it’s your first time setting up your page, you’ll see a form with a few options you can set:

Name

This should be your real name. It will be used to personalize Amazon. You can set whether or not other people can see it with your Identity Preferences.

Nickname

This is a name that will appear instead of your real name in some public spaces. It’s also used as your name for any Amazon Chat spaces.

Identity Preferences

This lets you set whether or not your name is available to other people on your About You page and other nonanonymous contributions to the site. You can set your nickname to override your name for public spaces. Or you can choose to reveal your name only to those people you give the special status Amazon Friend [Hack #42].

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