Archive for the ‘social networking’ Category

LinkedIn Alternatives: Awesome comments on LinkedIn strategy and competition

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

On Quora there is an awesome question:  LinkedIn: Why hasn't anyone disrupted LinkedIn yet? Actually, what's awesome is John Bischke's answer here. In a nutshell John talks about the diff between LinkedIn and Facebook... and what could disrupt LinkedIn. I agree with everything he says. I don't think any organization is going to be ...

Own A Group? Make Sure Your Templates Are Right!

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Here's one of those "I'll get around to it when I have time."  In the meantime I've lost thousands of branding opportunities. This week I started a new Group (my second) called the Veteran Transition Alliance.  I haven't advertised it out yet, don't even have a logo yet. I do know that ...

LinkedIn on Forbes: awesome article

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Check out this really interesting article on Forbes: LinkedIn is Disrupting the Corporate Recruiting Market While it reads somewhat biased, the information is really interesting regarding LinkedIn's growth, finances (almost $1B in revenues this year? Companies are moving a lot of money away from you-know-who and putting it into LinkedIn), and ...

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 ...

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 ...

HireSignals: COOL STUFF!

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

HireSignals is a third party tool that I can't imagine LinkedIn allowing to continue... even though they should.  Check out this video on how it works. More here. In short, this tool allows YOU (the job seeker) to say whether you are actively pursuing a new job, or if you don't ...

When a Social Superstar Quits LinkedIn

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Chris Brogan deleted his LinkedIn account. He's done. You can read about it here. I'm not surprised that he deleted his account.  If you haven't heard of Chris, he really is a superstar in the social and networking space.  He is a popular speaker and blogger and has made ...

Bonus: About.Me critique for Jeff Dibble

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

I am just about sold on doing an about.me profile.  I wanted to do a critique to follow up from Tuesday's LinkedIn Profile Critique on Jeff Dibble. This is on his About.Me page: ' Here's my critique: I LOVE THE WHOLE THING. The picture (you can't see the whole thing in this snapshot... ...

Getting requests for LinkedIn Recommendations – huh??

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Have you ever gotten a weird request to "recommend" someone on LinkedIn?  I have a fairly large network with people I don't know (usually they have read my stuff, or heard me speak), and every once in a while I get an email with this: So, what do you do? My first ...

I Miss Being Able To See Profiles In LinkedIn :(

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

I went to a third degree contact's profile to critique it and I saw very little of the profile.  In fact, in the search results I saw the picture of the person, and I didn't see that in the profile.  I see a few things, and then this: I miss how ...