Bay Area Groups

February 26th, 2008 | by Jason Alba |

In my book I talk about LinkedIn Groups. I still chuckle when I think about the survey I did on MLPF to ask what the value of LinkedIn Groups were… and all of the responses talked about the value of Yahoo! Groups :) :)

There’s definitely a place and purpose for both, and they are complementary. The Bay Area Groups are a perfect example… one is a Yahoo! Group and one is a LinkedIn Group (NOTE: in most cases you should not join local groups unless you are … well, local! Irene (the moderator) checks where you are from when she decides to approve your membership).

Here’s the LinkedIn Group:

Linking Northern California

Here’s the Yahoo! Group:

Yahoo! Group for LinkedIn people for news on events, etc.

What’s the difference in the groups features, functions and purpose? That’s what Chapter 11 (page 71) is all about.

I should mention that Irene Koehler, the moderator of both groups, has a wise strategy for both groups. I’ll write more about that later, since I think her model is perfect for most other groups.

  1. One Response to “Bay Area Groups”

  2. By Irene Koehler on Feb 27, 2008 | Reply

    Hey, Jason.

    Thanks for highlighting our local groups. It was great to see you while you were in the Bay Area.

    While I absolutely believe in the power of virtual networking, there is nothing like networking with people in one’s own backyard. We very often find that we know people in common, further strengthening our relationship and support of one another.

    It is amazing to see how quickly our group has grown with so many diverse professionals interested in building a local network.

    Thanks again!


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