Archive for December, 2008

Coolest LinkedIn Profile of 2008?

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

I hate to delete old posts but there are a few very legitimate reasons to do so... and this post had to be deleted... sorry :s

LinkedIn and Twitter

Monday, December 29th, 2008

No, this isn't the much-anticipated post announcing a link between LinkedIn and Twitter (like there is on Facebook), but I do want to talk briefly about Twitter.  I'm assuming that you (readers of this blog) are interested in social networking, marketing, etc. for business, personal or job search reasons. Actually, I ...

Darnit Amazon – First Edition vs. Second Edition

Friday, December 26th, 2008

Okay, here's my first problem with the LinkedIn book and the two editions: I *just* bought your book ("I'm On Linked In, Now What?") from Amazon and received it a few days ago. However, I found out that there is a 2nd edition, but Amazon sent me the 1st edition. Darnit! My publisher ...

The Power of your LinkedIn Status

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

There is a really, really interesting story from Gayle Howard, a resume writer in Australia, about a client of hers who had very different results with his LinkedIn status. Here's the story - you gotta read it, although I'll paraphrase what happened. Her client put the status on LinkedIn to something like ...

LinkedIn Thoughts from Paul Allen, Entrepreneur

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Paul B. Allen (aka, Paul Allen the lesser (since the other Paul Allen is a Microsoft founder and multi-gabazillionaire)) is well-known in the Utah startup space.  He has a very thoughtful blog... I found this awesome blog post about how he is using LinkedIn: The Power of LinkedIn and The Speed ...

LinkedIn Thoughts From Sophie Lagacé

Friday, December 12th, 2008

I've gotten to know Sophie Lagacé over the last year or so and have always appreciated her value-add comments on my blog - she's a good thinker, and freely shares her knowledge.  My kind of person :) She has a really, really good post about LinkedIn and social networking... its a ...

LinkedIn Group Discussions Tip

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Here's something I discovered on LinkedIn Group Discussions... when you leave a discussion comment, you can put your URL in and have it converted to a hyperlink.  So, if you put your email signature in, like this: Jason Alba CEO - then it will make that a clickable link.  This is one ...

LinkedIn Book – I'm on LinkedIn — Now What??? Second Edition (!!)

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Last week I heard that Amazon is now shipping the second edition of my LinkedIn book, I'm on LinkedIn Now What???, and just barely noticed (at 6:04am MST this morning) that the image on the LinkedIn book page now has the "second edition" image... HOW COOL)!  Happy About has been ...

Browsing LinkedIn With Intrusive Ads

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Yuck... this isn't a super-big deal but one of my pet peeves... I was browsing a new connection's Profile when an ad popped up (I use that term lightly), forcing me to close it before I could move on. I don't know how long this has been happening in LinkedIn, but it's ...

The Peril of Disconnecting With A LinkedIn Contact

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

I am frequently asked what happens if you disconnect with a connection on LinkedIn ... most people want to know if their contact will get a message.  I think we simply don't want to hurt feelings, as the connection might interpret the disconnect message to read something like: Jason has disconnected ...