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Bubble Deflated, Social Media Will Now Change the World - Forbes

Bubble Deflated, Social Media Will Now Change the World - Forbes | "Social Media" | Scoop.it
There’s no longer any need to worry that Facebook, Groupon, LinkedIn, Zynga or other social-oriented startups will change the world tomorrow—but there was never any real chance of that.

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10 Tips for LinkedIn Social Networking

10 Tips for LinkedIn Social Networking | "Social Media" | Scoop.it

Social networking sites have each a unique protocol and don’t usually provide members with practical how-to advice to help use their sites effectively. They let us figure out the how-tos on our own.

 

I share in this article my basic LinkedIn how-tos that may shorten your learning curve and save you time and frustration. They are merely suggestions, not rigid guidelines. If you have an idea or advice you find helpful, please share it with us in a comment.

 

Here are ten tips for maximizing your LinkedIn social networking success:...


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5 Reasons Linkedin is Boring in a Good Way | Convince & Convert

5 Reasons Linkedin is Boring in a Good Way | Convince & Convert | "Social Media" | Scoop.it
Is LinkedIn Boring? Maybe, but Anthony Juliano describes 5 reasons why LinkedIn's hyper-focus on business and professional endeavors is a good thing.

 

...So, are they right? Is LinkedIn boring? The honest truth is that it can be–certainly as compared to the likes of Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. But is LinkedIn’s lack of “sex appeal” a bad thing? In reality, the fact that LinkedIn is boring may actually be one of its greatest assets. Here are a few reasons why....


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How to turn LinkedIn into a relationship filter

How to turn LinkedIn into a relationship filter | "Social Media" | Scoop.it

The following interview is with Dave Gowel, who has been recognized as a “LinkedIn Jedi” by Inc.com and the Boston Globe, is the CEO of RockTech, and author of The Power in a Link: Open Doors, Close Deals and Change the Way you do Business Using LinkedIn (Wiley, December 2011). Gowel co-founded RockTech with Mark Rockefeller to build software tools that help corporations increase productivity through quicker adoption of underutilized technologies. The interview has been edited for clarity.

 

A lot of people see LinkedIn as a recruiting or job hunting network. What are some of the other ways professionals can put LinkedIn to work, once they’ve landed that dream job?

 

I think one of the key ways to think about it is really a relationship filter, that when you put in all the relationships that you already have, it allows you to see the ones that you could have more easily, or get information about potential ones...


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