What is the most compelling information in a short biography?
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On social media, it's important to have a very short bio sketch. What information makes such a short sketch compelling (rather than coming across as yet-another-academic)?

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    user imageAmber N Van Karsenabout 8 years ago

    What's so special about you? Any talents or unique skills? Those are what should be in your bio.

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      user imageAlex Ginsburgabout 8 years ago

      I'd go with quirkiness. If somebody really wants to know about your research or business, they can look elsewhere (on LinkedIn or your personal homepage, for instance) for the details. For a short sketch, just try to be whimsical. But not *too* whimsical.