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The Fallacy of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Thanks much for the recent concerns shown upon out there through various social channels. Social just for the sake of social is now dead.

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. click here to read it). truly did.

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

And SmartCloud for Social Business does that beautifully. still make use of some Apps from the darker side of the Social Web. Openness.

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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. As one of the first 10,000 users, I early on saw the potential of a purely professional social network. Until recently I looked at all of the LinkedIn invitations I received. For now, be more discerning in who you connect with.

Loyalty in Social Networks

Luis Suarez

Did we manage to kill already the conversation in the so-called traditional social media tools  landscape? My goodness! Goodness! Yikes! Maybe.

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

Ross Dawson

Individuals build social networks around their Profiles, and companies, brands, media etc. I was delighted to get an invite to Google+.

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.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users? So soon?!?!

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

Ross Dawson

In 2011 I wrote about The continuing devaluation of LinkedIn connections. Business relationships Social media Social networks Uncategorized

From Social Networks to Communities

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World From Social Networks to Communities by Kevin Wheeler on June 16, 2010 Social media and social networks are all the rage.  Here are some other characteristics of communities. Join us.

The state of expert networks and the rising role of LinkedIn

Ross Dawson

It is some years now since ‘expert networks’ have become a significant force, linking subject matter experts in science, technology, and business to clients, largely in funds management and finance, usually at very healthy hourly rates. The reality is that LinkedIn has been used as a proxy expert network by many for some time now.

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

Luis Suarez

Have you moved all of your conversations to social networking sites? Is blogging dead for you folks as well? Blogging is not dead!

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? can't remember how I could get things done without LinkedIn.

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

Beth Kanter

”    But your inner circle is not your entire professional network. Professional Networking Tips Tools and Tacticscc @bethkanter.

Breaking: Google+ will be a reputation engine

Ross Dawson

The social media measurement systems such as Klout and PeerIndex have limited data scope and while they talk the language of reputation actually measure influence. 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.

Employee Access to Social Media in the Workplace Decreases

Dan Pontefract

You might find it odd for a law firm, but they’re really interested in social media too. What a refreshing change.

The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

The Social C-Suite. Is the use of internal social media and social learning helping to drive up employee engagement? Get Social.

I Unfriended You On Facebook. Are We Still Friends?

Dan Pontefract

My social media journey, like many of you, included Facebook at a time when most of us had no idea where social networking was heading.

Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

Ross Dawson

This week I was MC for the AHRI HR Technology conference , and ran one of the workshops on the following day, on Creating Results Using Social Media. One of the many topics discussed was the use of social media to track metrics and correlate these with organizational success metrics. Get going with social media. Enterprise 2.0

I’m Not Scared of Email; I Developed a System called DADDIO

Dan Pontefract

LinkedIn is also on the list. communication email micro-blogging social networking technology daddio Email messagingbelieve him.

Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

Which brings me to the question, “ Should employees be incented to use social technologies ?”. Yes – We Should Incent Employees. And You?

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

Ross Dawson

However if you do you should do that on a similar social platform to where they originally appeared. The possible responses are: 1. Absolutely.

Interlocutor: The Word of 2012

Dan Pontefract

The network is the medium. Interlocu-what? Let’s first start with the definition. Whatever the conversation is. The goal for 2012?

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Tony Karrer

The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues? consider LinkedIn Answers to be quite a different animal. LinkedIn Answers is limited in time and does not create any kind of sustained conversation.

Social Networking

Tony Karrer

I've run across a couple of interesting posts recently that seem to have spawned from a Business Week article - Scaling the Social Web. Hasn't eBay had social networking features for a long time? all have a social networking aspect to them? Quite simply, social networking sites require a high level of commitment.

What Makes a Social Network Valuable?

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World What Makes a Social Network Valuable? by Kevin Wheeler on July 23, 2009 Is your social network valuable simply because of the number of people you have in it? I don’t think so. Join us.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface.

Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

However, most organizations are operating without an overarching strategy that defines how to get a solid and visible return from their social media approaches.  Organizations are creating Facebook fan pages, LinkedIn groups and so on with little understanding of their goals for doing so.  Number converted to hires. Join us.

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Social Networks

Clark Quinn

This week we looked at Social Networks. Here are some thoughts on this topic, especially thoughts around social networks for learning. Starting with Social Networking was a blessing and a curse. Social networks have a tendency to be a bit messy. How do social networks relate to formal learning?

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues? consider LinkedIn Answers to be quite a different animal. LinkedIn Answers is limited in time and does not create any kind of sustained conversation.

Too Many Social Networks?

Tony Karrer

I just read David Warlicks' post - I Just Don't Get it Yet â€" Social Networks where he discusses his recent experience with several Ning generated social networks including: I've joined Library 2.0 , School 2.0 , and Classroom 2.0. I've tried out several social network tools and have had a similar reaction.

Grassroots Community Building through Social Networks

Harold Jarche

Other group-forming activities have been more social. Lisa Rousseau can’t make it, so we’re pinch-hitting.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids.

Expert Level Answers via Social Networks

Tony Karrer

One of the interesting points raised via the discussion: If you can get an expert level answer by asking for help through social networks how does that compare to being an expert? regularly use LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers. It's always more complex than that.

The best social networking tool

Euen Semple

I have always argued that blogs are the best way to establish and maintain networks of interesting people - way better than things like Facebook and Linkedin. Llia E0fimova has just published a great series of interviews with a bunch of blogger on how they use their blogs for networking.

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

The only real social networks are personal ones

Doc Searls

Forgive me for being an old fart, but today’s “social networks&# look to me like yesterday’s online services.