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If group membership is an indicator of the strengths of the LinkedIn group feature, things are working well.

April’s poll asked how many groups readers belonged to.

If something isn’t working, people won’t spend time on it. As a proxy then, if groups didn’t work, people wouldn’t spend time joining them – but they are – check it out.

Group changes

I covered groups when things changed last summer in “LinkedIn Groups – Getting Social“, and at the time it was interesting to guess if the changes would be well received.

It seems the answer is yes – it was well received. (Well enough to make my “Favorite Linked Things” video as “Groups with nice members”)

Charts and such

I’m not sure why I never thought of the connection before, but I have to mention that my own personal popularity poll around the house is trending upwards. I’d say at least 66% of the children living under the same roof would give a thumbs up on the question “Does dad have a clue?” [Bonus points for leaving a comment identifying the correct reference…]

So let’s get to it.

Visitors were asked to respond to this question:

How many LinkedIn groups do you belong to?

Results of poll on Group Membership

Results of LinkedIn Group Membership Poll

Everybody in, the water’s fine!

Fully one third of those responding belong to 26-50 groups.

And just a handful don’t belong to any.

Useful

That’s the word of the day – no matter how you intend to use LinkedIn, belonging to relevant groups is useful.

They help research, connect, and promote – and while you might not want to do any of that today, it’s not necessary to do anything until you’re ready.

Next up – are you an entrepreneur?

We already know a bit about the readers of this blog, but how entrepreneurial are you? And of course It’s not a simple yes or no question – no – not when I can find out if you think you could but aren’t, or think you will but haven’t;-)

One ask for this month – if this was an interesting post for you, can you forward the link to a few of your friends? I’d like to see if we can get a little push for readership before we hit the summer dole-drums.

Check it out – just over to the right and up.

To your continued success,
steve

Steven Tylock
http://www.linkedinpersonaltrainer.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/stevetylock