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The continuing devaluation of LinkedIn connections

Ross Dawson

How many LinkedIn requests are you getting? LinkedIn reached 100 million users in March. It consistently grew in size and user value over the years, however now that everyone is piling on to the LinkedIn bandwagon, the value of LinkedIn personal connections and networks are decreasing at what seems like an accelerating pace.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Learning apps. Rovy F.

LinkedIn reaches 100 million members worldwide

Jane Hart

LinkedIn have just announced they have reached 100 million members worldwide. LinkedIn

LinkedIn demographics: global and diverse but most typical is an American male high-tech salesperson

Ross Dawson

Some nice data on the demographics of LinkedIn has just been compiled, shortly after it has reached 100 million users. HatTip: @martinsw

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Greg Lowe (@Greg2dot0) December 27, 2011. So soon?!?! Really? think so. FB, Twitter & G+. I’ll be scrutinizing for effecitveness.

Breaking: Google+ will be a reputation engine

Ross Dawson

In developing the service and discussing it with VCs, we have always seen the most obvious latent competitors in the reputation measurement space as Google and LinkedIn. LinkedIn’s recommendation service is a long way from a true reputation service, but it provides a foundation for building one. You or them?

Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

Ross Dawson

real highlight of the conference was the Social Media: Risks and Rewards panel, which I chaired, with the participation of a fantastic cast of Peter Williams of Deloitte, Steve Barham of LinkedIn, Laurel Papworth of The Community Crew, and Sam Mutimer of ThinkTank Media. In that process Deloitte correlated Yammer usage with staff information.

I’m Boycotting Mixtent, Here’s Why

Dan Pontefract

The basic premise of Mixtent is to adjudicate your  LinkedIn  social network through a comparison vote. world. Its name is  Mixtent. mixtent

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Tweet The social learning revolution has only just begun. Social learning. This web page should enable easier linking. Making social learning work.

A sense of bewronging

Doc Searls

have 480 contacts on Linkedin , most of which I know about as well as my contacts on Facebook. Most recent: _ on Mar 31, 2011. Excellent.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

Starting with the no-brainers, both Facebook and LinkedIn. But let’s get started with things properly. Even for us. Till 2007. Yes, sir!

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The Smart Worker : relies on a trusted network of friends and colleagues

Jane Hart

Tweet. Of course, this is not really new; this is what people have always done in the workplace. For example -.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

I heart Activity Streams. mean, I * love* them to bits! without them. live them. It probably cannot get any easier than that. Absolutely not! Exactly!

Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

One of the key leadership qualities that should be demonstrated by leaders in 2011 and beyond is collaboration. And You? Where do you sit?

The job bubble

Harold Jarche

Facebook is now valued near $100 billion, Twitter at $8 billion, Groupon at $30 billion, Zynga at $20 billion and LinkedIn at $8 billion.

Finding the time for networked learning

Harold Jarche

Social networks like Twitter or LinkedIn let you find the right people faster. Contact customers, partners or colleagues. Find information.

Empire Avenue Helps Teach Social Media Engagement

Kevin Wheeler

Empire Avenue was never intended to be a “serious game&# in the sense that games designed purposely for learning are. still pretty inexpensive!

There is Nothing More to Say in 2011 … but Thanks

Dan Pontefract

To those on Twitter , LinkedIn , Google+, etc. wished for reciprocity in 2011; for the most part, I think it was achieved.

Keep your social media in perpetual Beta

Harold Jarche

LinkedIn is just a place where I hang my hat. Tweet When I started blogging, it was one of the few options to share ideas on the Net. There were some utilities like Quicktopic that let you easily make posts and of course we had listservs, bulletin boards and discussions forums that had been around for much longer. Own your data when you must.

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Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus

Luis Suarez

still think it’s a bit too early to be announcing the painful death of each of those social networking environments. And here is why. Or not.

Tools for Independence

Doc Searls

First, the noise level in my email already rivals that of Facebook ‘s and LinkedIn’s , both of which are thick with notices of interest in friending (or whatever) from people I don’t know or barely know. LinkedIn, to its credit is an exception here. So I signed up for Google+. Created a small circle to discuss VRM.

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What could be more social than a real marketplace?

Doc Searls

When we say “social” these days, we mostly mean the sites and services of Facebook , Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare and other commercial entities. Not talking on the phone or in person. Not meeting at a café. Not blogging, or emailing or even texting. Those things are all retro and passé. It’s the marketing marketplace.

Emergent Value

Harold Jarche

Tweet A certain amount of hierarchy is necessary to get work done. Networks route around hierarchy. complexity Work

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Babble Joins Disney

Steven Berlin Johnson

Yes, Babble was not a commercial success on the level of Facebook or LinkedIn or Zynga. On Tuesday morning, Disney announced that it had acquired the parenting site, Babble,com , which was founded a few years ago by my old friends Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman. Babble runs a large network of "mommybloggers," as they have come to be called.)

The dilemma for professionals: How do you respond to anonymous leaks and slander?

Ross Dawson

For those accused of wrongdoing, there are limited possibilities for response. The possible responses are: 1. To threaten legal action for defamation.

Google+ may miss the big opportunity: spanning internal and external social networks

Ross Dawson

LinkedIn is not positioned to move into social networks. I was delighted to get an invite to Google+. But you choose them. Enterprise 2.0

The Smart Worker : learns best with and from others

Jane Hart

This is the the 7th post in a series of blog postings about how L&D departments need to change to meet the needs of today’s Smart Worker.

Google Plus and The Enterprise – What’s The Deal?

Luis Suarez

(I was hoping to be able to share this blog post while I was on vacation with my family in León, mainland Spain, but apparently lack of reliable (NOT!!)

Serious Gaming: 6 Tips on Using Games and Simulations for Recruiting Success

Kevin Wheeler

You have seen these progress bars when you first created a profile on Facebook and LinkedIn. and Europe in 2011. A new world awaits you. Maybe all you need for an attraction and sourcing strategy is a good game. The U.S. Army was one of the first organizations to pioneer video games for attracting potential recruits. Send to Facebook.

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Wrap Up of the Australasian Talent Conference

Kevin Wheeler

Australasian Talent Conference. The technology I saw makes the future of traditional job boards more and more tenuous – time for a big reinvention!

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?

Luis Suarez

It wasn’t in 2007 and it won’t be in 2011, nor in 2015! Is blogging dead for you folks as well? Blogging is not dead! Where else?

Social maps

Jay Cross

Probably this pattern (for my closed blog on Informal Learning) is more representative. I can’t figure out my LinkedIn stats. Just Jay

The Little Book of the Future: A Free Guide to Collaborative Learning

Jane Hart

“The Little Book of the Future is your free guide to the future of training and development. Order your free copy here : Books

Crossing the social media threshold

Harold Jarche

Find out if the HR department uses LinkedIn to recruit. Maybe its just my natural tendency to go inward to address a big question. OrgDevTalk

Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities

George Siemens

Visualization: Gephi , tools within LinkedIn, Facebook. It’s difficult to escape the growing attention being paid to data and analytics.

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Continuing Education and Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

Use Case: The Assessing and Coding Wounds course was approved for HSC-D credits on April 22, 2010 with an approval code of BMSC-LHC1234 and an expiration date of April 22, 2011. In my LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers , I point out several ways that you can search for experts who might help you. She then prints her certificates.

Curating our personal technology configurations

Nancy White

(Crossposted on Technology for Communities and Network Weaving CoP ). What is a Technology Configuration? For example, see [link] ).

We Are All New Immigrants to the Hyperconnected World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I wrote about Think: A Forum on the Future of Leadership , a conference that IBM held in New York on September 20 and 21 as part of its Centennial celebrations.  The THINK Forum included a number of talks and panels which looked at leadership from a number of different angles. How did we fall into such a slow decline?  Let me explain why.

Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan

Luis Suarez

Social spaces where you goof off at work and get away with it, because they are all hyped and everything, and everyone needs to be there.

Corporate Learning Trends- What Endures During Recessions

Kevin Wheeler

They also tap into their social networks such as Facebook or LinkedIn for advice, guidance and practical information. 3. Most corporate learning remains traditional, formal, and follows patterns laid down decades ago by firms such as GE and IBM. Formal classes and training programs are still the mainstay of corporate learning functions.