LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless?

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LinkedIn Skills. Useful or useless? First off, what are they? LinkedIn itself states the following: LinkedIn Skills & Endorsements helps you discover the expertise that other professionals have. You can: Add a skill to the Skills & Endorsements section of your profile from the Edit Profile page. Add up to a maximum of 50 skills. […]

LinkedIn is not Facebook so Please Think Twice About Your Updates

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To those that are beginning to utilize LinkedIn like Facebook, my apologies in advance, but I’ve been removing you from my network list. To me, LinkedIn is a professional network / contact management arena and if you are using it to supply graphics of “what word do you see first” or “enter your email in […]

My 1800+ LinkedIn Network Graphically Mapped

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When it first came out I thought the LinkedIn Labs feature known as “InMaps” was really cool. It still is really cool. I haven’t used it in a couple of years, so after two days where I was on four planes and in three cities, I decided to vegetate on the couch and take another […]

Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network?

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On the afternoon of Sunday, March 24, 2013 I sent a generic email to my entire LinkedIn network. Close to 1800 people received this email. Its overarching intent was to ‘ask’ for their support. (click here to read it) As some of you might know, I recently published my first book. Excited doesn’t begin to […]

Social Net-Work-Life Balance

Seeing as it’s been almost 3 years since I’ve been with the likes of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (at various entry dates) I thought it would be interesting to analyze my own personal / professional network to understand if any trends might be occurring. Secondly, I’m using this analysis as a basis to personally reflect […]