Archive for the ‘social networking’ Category

LinkedIn News: 150 Signups, acquisition, pinterest the new IT?

Friday, February 10th, 2012

The internet is abuzz with the news that LinkedIn now has more than 150 million people signed up on their site.  Congrats, LinkedIn - that is cool!  Here's their unique visitors from Compete (a third party - who knows how accurate this is): What does it mean that they are getting ...

Has LinkedIn Killed the Rolodex? LinkedIn vs. CRM vs. Networking & Relationships

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Excellent article on the WSJ FINS site titled Has LinkedIn Killed the Rolodex? I thought it was going to be an article showing that yes, indeed, LinkedIn makes a rolodex obsolete. It wasn't. It talked about LinkedIn as the tool that it is, but not as a real relationship tool.  Some points of ...

Post to Multiple LinkedIn Groups (Jim Stroud)

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Check out this post on Recruiting Blogs by Jim Stroud on how to post to multiple LinkedIn Groups at the same time. (watch on YouTube here) Can you do this?  Youbetcha. Should you do this? Um.... well... um... what do you think?

Is LinkedIn Important? 2012 Edition

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Deb Dib, a JibberJobber Partner, pointed me to this post on Mashable about the importance of social tools... Wondering about the importance of LinkedIn, and other social tools, for your business, career management or job search?  Read this article: What Job Seekers Need to Know in Today's Digital Market Some highlights: "36% of ...

Social Posting – where to post what you are doing

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

This is GREAT! Click on the image to see full-size... This is really, really funny.  But in my experience, so true! I first looked at it from the top down, but let's look at it from the bottom up: Google+ ... "Do you want anyone to actually see it?"  If NO, use Google+ ...

What social networks will be around in 10 years?

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Check out this quote, from a TechCrunch article: “I don’t think you can take for granted that any social network is going to be here 10 years from now.” Who said that? Read the short TechCrunch article here. A guy who had a very successful site in 2002, that was made irrelevent by ...

How to email your LinkedIn Connections

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

I've received emails from my first degree connections for a while. I am always curious to know how people do this.  In the early days I had a note in my Summary that said something like "If you connect with me, I'm going to put you on my newsletter." I'd ...

Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn by Guy Kawasaki: Updated for 2011

Friday, May 6th, 2011

One of the most famous references on how to use LinkedIn is Guy Kawasaki's Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn.  I still see people point to this post, today, more than four years later (LinkedIn was almost 4 years old when it was written). I wanted to revisit Guy's post and speak ...

Don’t Waste Time On LinkedIn? YES!

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Alison Doyle, job search expert at, wrote Don't Waste Your Time on LinkedIn. She's right. Don't dabble, or tinker, or wait for reward. Get in there, do it right, set up your Profile well, be proactive, make networking connections, and do good stuff. Use the tool! If you are complaining about not getting ...

LinkedIn: 100M signups

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

LinkedIn finally announced they have 100 million people who have signed up for their service. These are not 100M users... but people who have opened an account (less the duplicates, of course). Congrats to LinkedIn - that is a great milestone! (check out the cool image at the bottom of this post that ...