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Wearing The Lapel Pin – Unimpressed With LinkedIn Causes

Posted by on 07 Sep 2011 | Tagged as: Outside LinkedIn, Profiles


Breaking News – If you’ve ever wanted to support a cause through your LinkedIn profile, you can do it now!

But wait! There’s more!

You can even list your volunteer experience!

And none of this was possible before today… except all of it was…

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Some Influential People Read The LinkedIn Personal Trainer

Posted by on 01 Sep 2011 | Tagged as: Outside LinkedIn


We took a relaxed attitude about August’s poll and gave readers a chance to claim their influence – and it appears readers of this blog think they have some, but perhaps not a significant amount of influence.

The good side is that nobody thought they had no influence!-)

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Updated LinkedIn Guidance For Regulated Financial Industry Representatives

Posted by on 24 Aug 2011 | Tagged as: Outside LinkedIn


Wow – that’s a mouthful – but given the regulated nature of the financial industry, I didn’t want to get it wrong;-)

I first mentioned the need for financial reps to take care with recommendations in 2009, and FINRA has issued an update to their most recent regulatory notice that seems to clarifiy things.

I’m not in the industry, nor a lawyer, nor a doctor, but it seems reasonably clear…

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Well Educated Professionals Read The LinkedIn Personal Trainer

Posted by on 04 Aug 2011 | Tagged as: Outside LinkedIn


July’s poll shows an interesting pattern – readers of this blog have a good deal of education.

That happens to match earlier data about LinkedIn itself, but the trend may not be holding. Let’s look further.

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AOL and Hotmail Lagging Gmail and Yahoo on The LinkedIn Personal Trainer

Posted by on 02 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Outside LinkedIn


June’s poll shows that readers of The LinkedIn Personal Trainer embrace gmail and perhaps have left behind other email services.

Microsoft’s outlook retains strong support.

I’m thinking some of these numbers might shock you – have a look.

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Klout Failing To Integrate LinkedIn

Posted by on 28 Jun 2011 | Tagged as: Outside LinkedIn


Klout, a site that measures online influence, announced support for LinkedIn two weeks ago – with great fanfare.

Since I’ve been using twitter for nearly two years, I thought I’d see how it would work out.

The results have been – well – I can’t tell you that I’ve seen any change on Klout as a result of adding my LinkedIn account…

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Adding LinkedIn Details To Your Own Web Page

Posted by on 10 May 2011 | Tagged as: Outside LinkedIn, Ways to Use LinkedIn


So you’d like to add your LinkedIn blurb to your own web page – that ought to be easy, right?

Well if you asked me years ago, I’d have given you a big old “good luck with that” response, but LinkedIn has added reasonable hooks to enable you to do just that.

And it is easy – I’ll show you how right here!

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Opting Out of Mixtent for LinkedIn

Posted by on 26 Apr 2011 | Tagged as: About the Service, Outside LinkedIn


More from the mailbag this week – reader Eric asks about “mixtent”, a new-ish LinkedIn application.

I’ve done a bit of searching around on it, and I’m going to give a pass on this one, but I did feel compelled to login if only to specifically tell mixtent that I wanted to opt out.

It’s a little fuzzy, so you might want to read further…

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