Archive for the ‘LinkedIn News’ Category

Recruiter.com vs. LinkedIn.com: GAME ON

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

I read that recruiter.com is positioning itself (intentionally or not) to compete head-to-head with LinkedIn. If recruiter.com can get enough funding to really do this right, and get momentum, this can be really, really good for LinkedIn users. Check it out here.

HELLO 14 YEAR OLDS!

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Wow.  LinkedIn surprised me on this one.  They opened up the signups to ages 14 and up. What do you think? Here is what techie/nerds think about it (read the comments): http://tech.slashdot.org/story/13/08/20/2055200/linkedin-now-targeting-universities-14-year-olds? The commentors on this Forbes post are much kinder :) Slate sets the tone of their article with the word "terrifying": The Latest ...

LinkedIn + Content = ad revenue

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Check out this post from Ad Age: LinkedIn Ramps Up Content In Pursuit of Ad Dollars I get what they are doing. This is part of the strategy to put more stuff on LinkedIn and lure us to stay there.  I think this is the natural evolution of a website like ...

Diez Cinco de Mayos…

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

10 years old. Happy birthday LinkedIn!

Learnings from Earnings: LinkedIn’s Q1 Reporting

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Check out this post: LinkedIn Stock Dips 10% On Slowing Growth, Even As It Beats Q1 Estimates On Sales of $324.7M; EPS $0.45 I don't like the stock market. I don't think it provides real feedback on how a company really does, so the 10% dip doesn't concern me at all. Having ...

I’m not surprised: LinkedIn works, Twitter useless

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Check out this article from the WSJ: Small Firms Say LinkedIn Works, Twitter Doesn't From the article: Six out of 10 small-business owners say they believe social-media tools are valuable to their company's growth—but most aren't impressed by Twitter Inc. I've seen a lot of evolution over the last 6.5 years.  Twitter was ...

LinkedIn Retires Answers: A Sad Announcement

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Answers has been the #1 feature in LinkedIn since the beginning. On January 17, as I was doing my New LinkedIn Profile webinar, someone made a comment that they just got an email from LinkedIn that Answers was going to be retired. I'm baffled. I heard people say they didn't want Events or ...

In Other News: LinkedIn Passes 200M Members

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

This one snuck up on me... I knew we were close to 200 million members (not users) on LinkedIn... but I didn't hear or read about it anywhere until this morning, 5 days after LinkedIn blogged about it. I saw it on the front page of LinkedIn today, as one of ...

Navigating the New LinkedIn Profile: Webinar

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

I am doing a webinar at 9am on January 17th to help you understand the new LinkedIn Webinar. There are two huge changes that affect everyone: First, the layout. The put the Activities (which is new) way up high... and bumped down your Summary... I don't like this.  There are a bunch ...

New LinkedIn Profile – Not For Me (yet)

Friday, December 14th, 2012

I still don't have the LinkedIn Profile. (UPDATE 12/19 I woke up to the new Profile... yeah :)  Now, time to play with it!) This takes me back to elementary school when I was always the last one picked :( I've seen the new one, and critiqued Profiles for people who have ...