Archive for June, 2008

Want to own a LinkedIn Group? Expect lots of e-mails!

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Well, maybe not "lots of e-mails," but you will likely get e-mails as people join your group.  Here's what they see when they join: When you click on the "Please notify the group manager" link, it opens an e-mail with your e-mail client (one of my pet peeves on the Internet) ...

What is LinkedIn going to do with $53M of new funding?

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Jennifer Leggio interviewed Allen Blue on her ZDNet blog, and got some good answers. Of the more interesting points to me personally was the idea from Jeremiah Owyang that LinkedIn could, with some work, become a corporate standard for Intranets. I may have no vision, but I don't understand how in the ...

LinkedIn Recommendation Thoughts

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

I continue to hear about LinkedIn recommendations, and various ideas about their value. Are they fake? Are they worthless? I talk about LinkedIn Recommendations in my presentations, and how valuable I think they are. Of course, they can be junk, but if you go about it with a ...

LinkedIn and YOUR Video!

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Harry Joiner has an excellent post recommending you get a video, post it on YouTube, and then link to it from your LinkedIn profile.... ! Brilliant! He links to Susan McKenna's LinkedIn profile... to get to her video is the second link. Harry's point applies whether you are a professional in a job ...

How many connections do you have?

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

How many LinkedIn connections do you have? Do you know them? Do they know you? More important, do you measure your network strength by the number of LinkedIn connections you have? I hope not. I see people brag about how many LinkedIn connections they have and I think SO ...