A now page is a page that tells you what a person is focused on at this point in their life.
The now page "movement" was initiated by Derek Sivers in a sense to fill the gap between the common "About Page" and regular status updates on services like Twitter and Facebook.
It’s useful for the same reason an “about” page is useful on your site: because people on your site want to know more about you. Besides answering the common question, “What are you up to these days?”, those who have a now page say it’s a good reminder of their priorities. By publicly showing what you are focused on now, it helps you say no to other requests.
Those who register their now page on the Now site and who have a Twitter account will receive @mentions on Twitter every few months in part as an advertisement for the service, but also as a reminder to the user to update their Now page.
- Chris Aldrich has had a regularly updated now page since 2016-06-13
- Aaron Parecki has an automatically updated now page since 2017-04-27
- Colin Walker added a now page on 2017-05-10
One node of resistance pushing against my keeping a Now page is the felt emphasis on immediacy. Perhaps it’s more perception than reality, but Now feels different than Recently or Lately, which trace a bit longer arc of activity. I want to meld mindfulness & deliberation. --William Schuth on 2018-09-27