Archive for July, 2012

What Number Are You On LinkedIn? (2 yrs later)

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

A couple of years ago I wrote a blog post asking what number you were on LinkedIn. Apparently there were about 60 million signups back then, now there are over 160 million signups. The Profile I use was the 5,108,340th member.  A profile I signed up with earlier, that I had ...

Would You Connect With A Fake Account on LinkedIn?

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Check out the account below?  Would you connect with it? I'm kind of surprised 142 people have connected...

New LinkedIn Homepage – will this change things?

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

In short, I don't think so. I haven't seen the new change... it's rolling out for people over "the next few weeks."  You can get a run-down on TechCrunch's article, as well as a screenshot. (more here, on Business Insider) What's really interesting, as usual, are the comments in that article.  Comments ...

LinkedIn vs. Facebook: GAME ON!!

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

You'll regularly see LinkedIn and Facebook and Twitter and Google+ (and whoever else that is relevant) position themselves a bit differently so that they can compete in slightly different spaces. You know, like they say LinkedIn is like going to a formal dinner party, and Facebook is like going to a ...

LinkedIn for Business: Marketing Your Business

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Here's another article on how to use LinkedIn for a business: BusinessLink: Five LinkedIn Features that Will Help You Market Your Business As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I think LinkedIn Companies is pretty weak, and I hope no company is spending too much time on it.  So I can't stand ...

LinkedIn: #1 Recruiting Portal of the Future? Read the fine print, folks!

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Great article by John Sullivan on the ERE blog titled: 20 Reasons Why LinkedIn Will Be the #1 Recruiting Portal of the Future I could make counterpoints to each of his 20 reasons... like: #6: Its profiles are accurate. He says "research has shown"... I would love to see that research.  If ...

What You Might Be Doing Wrong on LinkedIn…. ?

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

I saw a link to an Inc.com article: 7 Things You're Doing Wrong on LinkedIn I normally find these articles/posts and think I'm either going to find regurgitated cliche, or simply bad/lame advice. In this case, though, I agree with every single point.  The article is written for small business owners... and ...

LinkedIn and Twitter Spat = good or bad?

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

There's been a bit of chatter (not much) about LinkedIn not putting anymore Tweets on their interface. That is, when you go to LinkedIn, you shouldn't see anything that was initiated from Twitter.  I think that's what's going on... You can read more about it on Mashable here. (LinkedIn's blog post ...