Archive for June, 2010

LinkedIn Spam: Deleting a Contact (oops!)

Monday, June 28th, 2010

LinkedIn has a great opportunity to clean up spam on its network... it would be a very simple enhancement that would help the community self-police. On a LinkedIn Profile page, on the right, there are a bunch of links: The closest they get to deleting a contact is to "report profile photo ...

Merge LinkedIn Groups?

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

I recently saw this question on an alumni LI Group: Any chance we can merge this group with the "other" [insert school name here] Alumni Group? We are missing opportunities to connect and share information. It is a good idea but I don't think it will work... here's why: TECHNOLOGY As far as I ...

LinkedIn Gets 70M Signups

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Finally.  Twitter came out of nowhere, seemingly with 70 million signups.  LinkedIn is now at 70 million - congrats to them :)  Some stuff I learned from this article: 50% is international (outside of the U.S.), There are 1M company profiles (how many are preloaded and how many are put in by ...

LinkedIn Applications – Amazon Reading List

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

LinkedIn Applications - which ones do you load, which ones do you ignore? I've not been a big fan of the Amazon Reading List application, in general. I think people generally put... well, what they are reading.  This may not be on-brand, and essentially becomes NOISE on an already-too-busy LinkedIn Profile. I ...

Has LinkedIn lost some of its appeal?

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

That is Peter Newfield's question on LinkedIn... there are 22 answers and it's really interesting. Some say the early adopters are out because they just go look for shiny stuff, but the value is still definitely there. Others say that LinkedIn moved Answers off the main menu and that has decreased the ...