Monthly Archives: October 2012

What’s your first memory of participating in social media?

I probably started participating in social media as early as 1994, when I had an AOL account. While I joined several discussion groups, though, I definitely wouldn’t have defined it as “social media” at the time. In truth, my first … Continue reading

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You have a couple of options

You can do work you love. You can do work you’re indifferent about, or that you hate, to subsidize a life that you love. But if you’re doing work you don’t like to subsidize a life you don’t like, something … Continue reading

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What’s New on LinkedIn, Extra Credit Edition, in Which There is Swearing: The New LinkedIn Profile

Shortly after I started writing this week’s series of posts about recent changes to LinkedIn, I read this quote from LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner in Forbes: “Coming soon, the biggest change in the history of the Linkedin profile. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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What’s New on LinkedIn, Part 4: Notifications

Many of the changes I’ve discussed this week really come down to one thing: LinkedIn has watched what’s working on other social media platforms, and it’s applying some of those lessons. Another example: Notifications. Notifications seem like a pretty simple … Continue reading

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What’s New on LinkedIn, Part 3: Follows

On its best days, social media makes the world a little smaller, giving us access to people we otherwise might never connect with.  Now, LinkedIn is giving its members the chance to glean a little wisdom from some “thought leaders” … Continue reading

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What’s New on LinkedIn, Part 2: Company Pages

LinkedIn was built to connect professionals one-on-one, person-to-person, instead of person-to-organization, in a way that’s reflective of our real world relationships. After all, our relationship with an organization is merely a byproduct of our relationships with individuals. If those with whom we … Continue reading

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What’s New on LinkedIn, Part 1: Endorsements

One of the main benefits of being on LinkedIn is the ability to promote your talents and expertise. What we say about ourselves, however, is not nearly as powerful as what others say about us. Testimonials from our peers are … Continue reading

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