June 2010

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LinkedIn Groups – Getting Social

28 Jun 2010 | : Groups

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LinkedIn recently offered a significant update to the groups function.

Looking back – I covered the last update in September / October 2008, so it looks like the folks at LinkedIn reviewed that effort and turned it into an eighteen month update cycle.

Let’s have a look.

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Exposing LinkedIn Connection Myths – Part X

24 Jun 2010 | : Connections, Ways to Use LinkedIn

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Connecting to thousands of people you don’t know …

So let’s wrap this up – and answer the really big question – why does this matter?!?

For that, we must return one more time into the breach…

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Exposing LinkedIn Connection Myths – Part IX

22 Jun 2010 | : Connections, Ways to Use LinkedIn

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Connecting to thousands of people you don’t know gets you more sales leads, opportunities, and addresses for your database!

Finally – let’s look at a few comments I’ve seen about connecting indiscriminately that might actually have more truth in them than the others.

But do they count for you?

Let’s see…

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More Linkedin Lawsuit Nonsense

16 Jun 2010 | : Connections, Ways to Use LinkedIn

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Short version: people are once again talking about a lawsuit that includes the word “LinkedIn” and suggesting that connecting to coworkers / ex-coworkers could be covered by employment agreements.

THAT ISN”T THE ISSUE AT ALL.

If you agree to not solicit company employees, and actually do that, you will get sued – even if the method of solicitation is through LinkedIn, IM, email, facebook, or twitter.

We talked about this three months ago…

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Exposing LinkedIn Connection Myths – Part VIII

13 Jun 2010 | : Connections, Ways to Use LinkedIn

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Connecting to thousands of people you don’t know is the best way to drive traffic to your web site!

The myth list is nearing the end, but there’s still a couple more we must talk about before we can put this issue to rest.

And it is interesting, one of my readers, Kurt (don’t worry about which one – there are only 27,000 Kurts on LinkedIn), thinks I am beating a dead horse, but he manages to find out new and interesting things each time I write on the subject, so it does seem to be a different way to think about the system – and worth the time to investigate.

And hey – who doesn’t want more traffic on their web site – I know I do!

So let’s figure out how this could work.

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LinkedIn Updates The Inbox

09 Jun 2010 | : About the Service

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Updating mobile apps one day, the Inbox another – you’d think those people over at LinkedIn were busy or something…-)

I’ve taken a hard position on LinkedIn’s Inbox for a long time and this update makes the system palatable – let’s look.

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LinkedIn BlackBerry Version 1.1 Released

07 Jun 2010 | : Ways to Use LinkedIn

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LinkedIn is letting us know that the first uptick in their BlackBerry software, version 1.1 – has been released.

It adds support for Storm and Pearl, and you know what they say about release .1!

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LinkedIn For The Hard At Work

05 Jun 2010 | : Ways to Use LinkedIn

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Let’s offer some assistance for those that are feeling LinkedIn is useful only if you are looking for a new job.

You know – they say “I’ll get to it, but I don’t need it right now.”

If only they…

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