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. Until recently I looked at all of the LinkedIn invitations I received. It will make LinkedIn more valuable – to you, and to others.

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. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning. Some Mobile Learning Predictions for 2011 Mobile learning will get its own identity.

Trending Sources

LinkedIn reaches 100 million members worldwide

Jane Hart

LinkedIn have just announced they have reached 100 million members worldwide. LinkedIn– and also shared this infographic with key statistics.

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. LinkedIn demographics and statistics – 2011.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Well, I am afraid Alan is right, although I wouldn’t call it a prediction for 2012, but more a reality of today, 2011: the current state with all things social. Greg Lowe (@Greg2dot0) December 27, 2011.

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. For years I have been writing about reputation and have often said that this will be the decade of the reputation economy. Yet until recently there has been very little in the space.

Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

Ross Dawson

A 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. 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.

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. Afterwards, I would be able to see where I rank by the entire LinkedIn network through percentile, as well as against my own network, in addition to my coworkers.

A sense of bewronging

Doc Searls

I have 480 contacts on Linkedin , most of which I know about as well as my contacts on Facebook. I see that Linkedin now also has updates on the Twitter model (and via Twitter). Most recent: _ on Mar 31, 2011. Most recent: progress & title on Mar 9, 2011.

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

Jane Hart

For many people, social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and now Google+ have become important parts of their personal and professional lives in this respect. Tweet.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

Starting with the no-brainers, both Facebook and LinkedIn.

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5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

I heart Activity Streams. I mean, I * love* them to bits!

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. Although much has been discussed about performance appraisal systems and processes (see LinkedIn group “Can a good performance management system (PMS) drive employee engagement?”

Empire Avenue Helps Teach Social Media Engagement

Kevin Wheeler

That value is based on two factors: how many people have bought shares in you and on your level of participation and engagement in various social media such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and You Tube.

There is Nothing More to Say in 2011 … but Thanks

Dan Pontefract

A big thanks to everyone I liaised with in person over 2011 at various functions, events and settings. as of this writing, there were 307,565 non-spam visits to this site in 2011 … and I don’t even sell anything, so thank-you!). To those on Twitter , LinkedIn , Google+, etc.

Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus

Luis Suarez

In the last few weeks a lot has been written about whether Google Plus is the ultimate killer social networking site of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or several others, you name it.

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+. I added some friends from the roster already there (my Gmail contacts, I guess). 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. Worse, they’re not what marketers get high off of these days.

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.

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media foster them, as do virtual communities and online discussion forums and companies situated near one another, working on similar problems. Tweet The social learning revolution has only just begun.

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

Ross Dawson

The article says: Social media strategist Ross Dawson says it is inevitable that more sites such as Firm Spy will spring up and organisations need to decide how they will deal with cristicim that can be from anonymous sources, or through social media such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn groups.

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+. Then amazed when I was told I can’t use Google+ because we use Google Apps.

The Smart Worker : learns best with and from others

Jane Hart

Rather, groups of individuals with a common interest in learning about a topic should be encouraged to develop their own group space where they can hold discussions and share what they know with one another – as many Smart Workers already do in Facebook or LinkedIn groups.

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. Tweet Formal education exploded as we moved into the industrial age one hundred years ago, with larger organisations demanding Taylorist job functions.

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

Luis Suarez

What social tools like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Posterous, and a few others, haven’t figured out for years Google Plus delivers from day one!

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. 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. A couple of years ago the Army launched its highly successful recruiting game America’s Army, which has significantly helped raise recruitments.

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Finding the time for networked learning

Harold Jarche

Social networks like Twitter or LinkedIn let you find the right people faster. Tweet A survey of small and medium sized businesses (SMB) showed workers spend about half their day on unproductive taks: Knowledge Workers are among the largest staff component in a typical SMB.

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Wrap Up of the Australasian Talent Conference

Kevin Wheeler

And of course, LinkedIn was popular with attendees, both because it is the leading social media platform for professionals in Australia but also because of its very recent IPO. Australasian Talent Conference. Just back from our 5 th Talent Management Conference in Sydney.

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! Where else are you going to go when sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Go and have a read of his explanation of why corporate blogging still has got a place today, in 2011.

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

Jane Hart

It’s produced by Reed Learning and written in collaboration with experts including Martyn Sloman, Google, LinkedIn, Training Journal, Jane Hart, the Campaign for Learning and trainingzone.co.uk.

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. After blogs, the next big phenomena were social networks. Ning started by giving out spaces for free and there were many other variations on that theme.

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Social maps

Jay Cross

I can’t figure out my LinkedIn stats. People have to list location on LinkedIn but many probably don’t bother identifying their industry. It’s a pity I rarely use LinkedIn. Create your own LinkedIn social graph here.).

Emergent Value

Harold Jarche

In addition, knowledge workers need to regularly poke their heads out of these private networks and get involved in public, social networks – Twitter; LinkedIn; Facebook – which are rather chaotic. Tweet A certain amount of hierarchy is necessary to get work done.

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Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities

George Siemens

Through social network analysis (email, LinkedIn, Facebook) organizations are able to gain a better understanding of the social and collaboration fabric that influences how work gets done. Visualization: Gephi , tools within LinkedIn, Facebook.

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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. One of our colleagues came to me with a particular challenge, and I'm not sure I have a good answer, nor do I know specifically how to go about finding an answer.

Curating our personal technology configurations

Nancy White

Closing Triangles – email, Twitter, LinkedIn, Skype, Facebook – all to do introductions and to “begin the conversations&# while linking to relevant bios and backgrounds. (Crossposted on Technology for Communities and Network Weaving CoP ).

Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan

Luis Suarez

is that perception that social networking, you know, “things&# like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the like are just for fun.

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. I spoke at the Global Learning Summit in Singapore last week where I listed the trends that I see emerging around the world that will have wide-ranging effects on corporate learning. I was controversial and tried to offer a different slant on what is emerging as best practice in learning.

We Are All New Immigrants to the Hyperconnected World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the earlier book he never mentioned Facebook, Twitter, Cloud, LinkedIn, 4G or Skype. 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.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Advertising - paying for our.

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 28 January 2011 Advertising - paying for our free(mium) world for how long? Who will pay for Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn? Business or Pleasure? -