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LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless?

Dan Pontefract

LinkedIn Skills. I don’t think the skills feature in LinkedIn is critical for success in your career. Useful or useless?

The ultimate LinkedIn cheat sheet

Jane Hart

With Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn in the news, here’s a LinkedIn cheat sheet (from Leisure Jobs ) that will help you quickly create the perfect Linkedin profile, maximise your online visibility, build your contact list or get contacted about a new job. Social learning

LinkedIn is not Facebook so Please Think Twice About Your Updates

Dan Pontefract

To those that are beginning to utilize LinkedIn like Facebook, my apologies in advance, but I’ve been removing you from my network list.

Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network?

Dan Pontefract

On the afternoon of Sunday, March 24, 2013 I sent a generic email to my entire LinkedIn network. I asked my entire LinkedIn network for help.

Why I, Too, Killed My LinkedIn Account

Luis Suarez

Is that the main reason why I then went ahead and deleted my LinkedIn profile for good over a week ago? Will I survive as an independent trusted advisor on Social Business & Digital Transformation without having an active LinkedIn profile? You know, you had to have a profile out there all over the place. Silly me. You see? etc.),

My 1800+ LinkedIn Network Graphically Mapped

Dan Pontefract

When it first came out I thought the LinkedIn Labs feature known as “ InMaps ” was really cool. LinkedIn personal linkedin

LinkedIn Connection Approach Rethought

Tony Karrer

If you read my blog much, you know that I use LinkedIn quite a bit to help me find experts and expertise. You can see how I do this in my posts/screencasts LinkedIn Searching for Experts and Expertise and LinkedIn Answers to Get Help. And, I sometimes wonder what I did before I had LinkedIn as a resource.

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? How many of you actively use LinkedIn? How many of you get really high value from LinkedIn? - Generally 50-70%.

Need Answers: LinkedIn Has Them

Beth Kanter

So, when Geri offered up this second post about nonprofits and LinkedIn, I couldn’t resist. How LinkedIn Can Improve Nonprofit Governance.

LinkedIn removes reply before accepting invitations, accelerating the devaluation of connections

Ross Dawson

In 2011 I wrote about The continuing devaluation of LinkedIn connections. I and many others get deluged with LinkedIn requests.

How Your Nonprofit Can Make the Most of Its LinkedIn Profile

Beth Kanter

How Your Nonprofit Can Make the Most of Its LinkedIn Profile – Guest Post by Victoria Michelson. What has been your experience?

Me and Linkedin

Euen Semple

Chris Brogan blogged recently about his decision to close his Linkedin account. I keep trying to get involved in the various Linkedin groups I am a member of but a few things drive me away. This got me thinking, yet again, about whether I should do the same. . Many otherwise interesting threads end up either spammy or "me too". .

The Life Time Magic of Tidying Up Your Professional Life and LinkedIn Connections

Beth Kanter

To get started, here’s what you need to think about: Review your LinkedIn connections and ask: Do I know this person? cc @bethkanter.

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

Linkedin inviting people into my network without my permission?

Euen Semple

Linkedin has been acting very oddly recently. At one level this doesn''t matter, but if people who I don''t really know thought that I was spamming them through Linkedin, or even that I was desperately trying to increase my network, this could potentially reflect badly on me. I hadn''t originated those invites.

Using A Networked Approach To Build Nonprofit Boards: LinkedIn Board Connect Launches

Beth Kanter

You and your board look at your professional networks and connections on LinkedIn. The idea is simple, but powerful. You can sign up here.

The state of expert networks and the rising role of LinkedIn

Ross Dawson

The reality is that LinkedIn has been used as a proxy expert network by many for some time now. He presumed that there were alerts on LinkedIn to identify when people left so that they could be approached. These alerts are not provided by LinkedIn, but can fairly easily be created using LinkedIn APIs.

5 Ways to Make LinkedIn Board Connect Work for Your Nonprofit

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Last week, I wrote about the launch of LinkedIn’s Board Connect tool that helps nonprofit identify potential board candidates through searching the networks of their board members on LinkedIn. Geri Stengel who has written guest posts about LinkedIn on this blog offered to share some tips. Don’t despair!

Attention Data Nerds: Nonprofits Miss Out on the Power of LinkedIn: Learn How to Tap It

Beth Kanter

If you’re motivated to go deeper on LinkedIn after reading this summary, you will want to check out my curated list of nonprofit and LinkedIn resources here. Nonprofits Miss Out on the Power of LinkedIn: Learn How to Tap It – Guest Post by Geri Stengel. LinkedIn has 150 million affluent, influential members.

Reflections on the early days of social networking as LinkedIn reaches 100 million users

Ross Dawson

Last week LinkedIn reached a significant milestone: 100 million users. On the occasion LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman sent out an email to the first 100,000 users thanking them for being early adopters. You can look it up yourself in your LinkedIn profile URL; it is the number after “id=”. Some have flourished. Enterprise 2.0

G+, Twitter and LinkedIn walk into a bar.

Mark Oehlert

I tweeted it, G+''d it and "updated" on LinkedIn (what do we call that anyway?).I date, ut''s been retweeted twice, had one like on LinkedIn and over on G+, has sparked two conversations in two different communities with one now up to 22 comments. . So this morning, I had a not-so-random thought. That was about 4 hours

Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

Organizations are creating Facebook fan pages, LinkedIn groups and so on with little understanding of their goals for doing so. Using referrals or telephone calls may work better than Facebook or LinkedIn and nothing should be excluded from your initial strategy planning. Number converted to hires. Join us. 1 day ago More updates.

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Badges, we don’t need no stinking badges

Jay Cross

Is it just me or do these LinkedIn doo-dads remind you of military ribbons? LinkedIn “skills” Fruit salad. Just Jay

More Linkedin creepiness

Euen Semple

Linkedin has recently started to refer to meetings I have had with people in its email updates. I am pretty sure that I haven''t given access to my calendar and in some cases I am not even connected to the people in Linkedin.

10 not-to-be missed posts from January 2016

Jane Hart

Here is my monthly selection of articles, posts and resources to read from January 2016. Social learning

Pre-network with LinkedIn

Tony Karrer

I choose people with names that are a bit more unique so that it will be more likely to find them on LinkedIn. The way I do this is simple.

Join me on LinkedIn

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen If you have not realized it already, LinkedIn has well and truly established itself as the de facto standard social networking platform for your professional life. LinkedIn is for professional connections. Oh and take a look at Guy Kawasaki's Ten ways to use LinkedIn If you haven't joined, you should.

My 20 most popular posts in 2014

Jane Hart

Here is a list of my 20 most popular posts in 2014 (as at 21 December) according to comments, and social shares (on Twitter, Facebook, LInkedIn etc).

LinkedIn KM Groups

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen There are a growing number of LinkedIn Groups many of them dedicated to KM. There is no KM directory but here are most of the Groups (in no particular order) that I have found: Gurteen Knowledge Community. KM Forum. Network of Intellectual Capital Professionals. actKM. CKO (Chief Knowledge Officers) Forum. KM Cluster.

Why Does Bill Gates Have More LinkedIn Followers Than Conant O’Brien? Hint: #GivingTuesday

Beth Kanter

Conan O’Brien announced on his show that wanted to climb to the top of the LinkedIn Influencer list. Fundraising

Getting Value from LinkedIn

Tony Karrer

Now Davenport is at it again with a post (on his blog no less - I guess he doesn't want to be productive himself) - LinkedIn Is Not a Social Network. In this post, he says: I've been on LinkedIn for several years. I've met fantastic people through LinkedIn. Or they've gone onto LinkedIn without a specific need. What!?!

LinkedIn - Prospecting No - Conversation Yes

Tony Karrer

I went through examples similar to LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers to show the basics of how LinkedIn works. I also discussed being more or less open as a LinkedIn Networker: My LinkedIn Open Connection Approach. Let's compare that to LinkedIn.

Linkedin Poll

Nigel Paine

The Question: What do you look for when deciding upon a first class graduate career?

Twitter TechSmith LinkedIn Learning Strategy

Tony Karrer

Hot List - May 8, 2009 to May 15, 2009 Once again, used eLearning Learning to generate a list of the best from last week. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Tools - Don't Waste Your Time , May 10, 2009

LinkedIn for Finding Expertise

Clark Quinn

for Learning Professionals , I've created a couple of screen casts showing very quickly how I use LinkedIn to find expertise. As part of the Web 2.0 This is my first time using Jing. Let me know what you think. FYI - the Jing object does not appear in the RSS feed. In other words, record my walk-through and conversation.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen The Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on LinkedIn has grown by over 100 members from 2,184 members last month to 2,289 today and is still one most active of all the KM LinkedIn groups. You can join LinkedIn here: and the Gurteen Knowledge Community Group here : [link

The best of March 2016 – in pictures

Jane Hart

3 – Content dumping: how to poison your learning strategy – Nick Shackleton Jones, LinkedIn, 15 March 2016. Social learning

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen The Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on LinkedIn has grown from 2,076 members last month to 2,184 today and looks to be the most active of all the KM LinkedIn groups. You can join LinkedIn here: and the Gurteen Knowledge Community Group here : [link

LinkedIn Facebook Twitter - Different Connection Style

Tony Karrer

As a result of my recent change in my Approach to LinkedIn Connections , I've actually met quite a few people who read my blog, but I don't believe had ever commented. They were comfortable connecting with me via LinkedIn and since it offers mutual value it was worth the effort. It truly does feel like a (virtual) networking event.

Visual Depiction of a Connected and Engaged Organization

Dan Pontefract

Pictures sometimes speak louder than words. Courtesy Leslie-Ann Miller of @RippleThink. 320 total views, 320 views today. flat army