Did LinkedIn Just Kill Its Value?

Did LinkedIn Just Kill Its Value?

LinkedIn introduced a new feature this week., endorsements based on keywords. On the surface this might look like a great idea. After all getting people to actually write you a recommendation can be difficult and time consuming but if all they have to do is click a button well that should speed the process up. [...]

Has LinkedIn missed the boat now we have BranchOut?

Has LinkedIn missed the boat now we have BranchOut?

If you are any kind of networker you have a LinkedIn account. I joined LinkedIn six years ago after two people told me about it in the same day. For a while it was my goto networking site. Then came Twitter, and I started to realize that a lot of my Twitter contacts were also [...]

Knowing the difference between Friends & Networking

Knowing the difference between Friends & Networking

A few days ago Jason Falls published a post entitled “The Lie of Friendship“. I was actually quite saddened to read this post. I was saddened for a few reasons, firstly, I have, only in the past year started to discover the “Joy of Friendship”. Over the years I have had many many acquaintances, but [...]

Social Media Evangelists – The Special Forces of New Media

2008 has seen the rise of the term “Social Media” appearing in a variety of places that it hasn’t appeared before, most notably in the list of skills claimed by individuals, whether as in house evangelists or external consultants. So what does it take to be a Social Media Evangelist? Special Forces Training This might [...]

HOW TO:Connect LinkedIn to Twitter

HOW TO:Connect LinkedIn to Twitter

Someone recently expressed the hope that some day there would be a way to connect LinkedIn contacts to Twitter.  Actually what they asked was if there was an application that did this. I set to thinking about this and after a few hours figured out the solution – ok when you see the solution you [...]

Is Social Media the latest lifeline in a downturn economy?

In times of economic uncertainty people instinctively look for some way in which to add additional value to their position, either within an organization or within the broader business environment. The Rise of The ‘Expert’ In 2007/2008 SEO & SEM became attached to almost any position that vaguely involves some form of online activity. Marketers, [...]

Who I am I reading?

Most people know who the “Rockstars” are in blogging these days. With an estimated 1 million blogs being created everyday in the US you would think that it would be very hard to get noticed or have your voice heard. Those who have been blogging a long time have already managed to differentiate themselves or [...]