I have just set up a profile page in Google.com and created a mini-website in Webs.com.
The Google Profiles system allows people with Google accounts to easily create a page of personal information, photos and links for other people using the various Google systems (as well as the rest of the web) to see. Here is my profile:
Anne Inns's Google Profile
The Webs Sites system allows people to create small websites and wikis, with inclusive hosting, for free. My site is here:
Anne Inns's Webs Site