Death By A Thousand Papercuts (aka, LinkedIn Competition): Github

March 14th, 2013 | by Jason Alba |

Check out this post by LinkedIn Expert (also recruiter and sourcing expert) Irina Shamaeva:  How to Source on Github

On Halloween of 2012 I wrote about LinkedIn competition. I don’t think any single company is going to conquer and defeat LinkedIn… in the post I pointed you to a brilliant explanation on Quora about who really can compete with LinkedIn.  You can find it here.

Github was one of the niche professional networking sites mentioned.  LinkedIn, strategically, should acquire them.  Unfortunately the 4.0 MBA strategists at LinkedIn don’t really get networking, or LinkedIn. I predict if they get control they’ll take Github down.

Anyway, I digress.  This post is about how recruiters are using Github for sourcing (that is, finding leads of potential candidates).

Check out the technical instructions Irina shares with her colleagues, and realize there are other niche professional sites out there that recruiters are trying to tap into.

Are you in the right places(s)?