• LinkedIn Clamps Down On Super-Connected Users

    Posted January 26, 2009 - 11:08 am

    LinkedIn has quietly clamped down on a controversial association known as the LinkedIn open networkers (LIONs), a group of LinkedIn members who liberally add contacts - known on LinkedIn as "connections" - even if they don't know each of the people personally. The group's strategy runs counter to LinkedIn's official policy, which states that LinkedIn members should only connect with people they know.
  • Making Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out to Employers

    Posted January 12, 2009 - 12:30 pm

    As the economy falls deeper into recession, many people have turned to LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, to job hunt and connect with contacts who might help them land a new gig. But career experts say your LinkedIn job-hunting efforts will all be for naught if you don't build your profile page properly and ensure that it is search-friendly for potential employers and recruiters.
  • Fake LinkedIn profiles promise pics, send malware instead

    Posted January 7, 2009 - 5:28 pm

    Hackers have seeded LinkedIn, the business networking service, with bogus celebrity profiles that link to malicious sites serving up attack code, a security researcher said Wednesday.
  • Nine Web sites IT pros should master in 2009

    Posted January 1, 2009 - 7:46 pm

    Here's a time-saver for IT executives swamped by last-minute budget cuts and end-of-the-year performance reviews: We've written your 2009 goals for you, with our list of nine Web sites you need to study during the next 12 months.
  • Quiz: He said what? (an oddly informative news quiz)

    Posted December 19, 2008 - 10:57 am

    Who thinks Facebook is a fine way to let folks know they're being foreclosed on? Who isn't afraid of a little competition from Google? Who thinks he's the right chef for the job? Think you know? Take the quiz already!
  • LinkedIn's Most Unusual Members: Meet The Super-Connected

    Posted December 16, 2008 - 3:30 pm

    LinkedIn's main slogan is "Relationships Matter." This cuts to the core of the social network's philosophy and the way it designed the site: connect with people you know. But the steady emergence of LinkedIn open networkers (LIONs), an increasingly significant group of LinkedIn users who accept the majority of invitations to connect on LinkedIn, no matter whether they know the person or not, has implications for LinkedIn, its user base and the future of social networks in general.
  • LinkedIn Etiquette: Five Dos and Don'ts

    Posted December 8, 2008 - 11:35 am

    One key to good LinkedIn etiquette, says reputation management and online identity expert, Kirsten Dixson, is 'what goes around comes around.' If you go and write a good recommendation for a colleague, odds are someone will do the same for you in the future.
  • Review

    LinkedIn's New Free Apps, Part Two

    Posted December 8, 2008 - 11:04 am

    LinkedIn's getting down to business with a platform of free apps. Here's a hands-on look at what those apps can do for you.
  • SugarCRM adds hooks to cloud data services

    Posted December 8, 2008 - 10:45 am

    SugarCRM now offers the ability to plug in third-party data sources from LinkedIn and elsewhere.
  • Millennials Love Service Subscriptions

    Posted November 21, 2008 - 12:27 pm

    Kudos to Martha Young and her story Leadership – The Millennials Impact on Business. As a parent of two Millennials myself, let me add one note to Martha's story about business impact. Many Millennials assume everything they use comes on a subscription model, and they'll carry that “lease rather than own” idea forward as they go into the workforce.
  • Review

    LinkedIn's New Free Apps, Part One

    Posted November 17, 2008 - 12:51 pm

    Google Presentation, Company Buzz,, and My Travel (by Tripit) are four free applications from LinkedIn aimed at boosting your productivity and sharing Web content. They have their proverbial pros and cons, but overall, they're a good start in bringing more interactive content to the world's largest business social network.
  • New LinkedIn apps: All work, no play

    Posted November 3, 2008 - 3:11 pm

    The launch of LinkedIn's applications platform on Tuesday indicates that the business-focused social networking site plans to proceed carefully with rolling out new technologies to its professional user base.
  • LinkedIn applications: Too little, too late

    Posted October 29, 2008 - 9:02 pm

    Wednesday's email brought an announcement of applications from LinkedIn. You may have had the same thought I did. So what?
  • Friending Obama

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 8:31 pm

    When you take a close look at the traffic patterns within the Web 2.0-based community, the popularity gap between the two presidential candidates increases. Obama's favored by a 4-to-1 margin compared with the 2-to-1 margin when we looked at other Internet Web traffic trends.
  • Is underdog LinkedIn poised to beat flashy Facebook

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 3:24 pm

    During the past two years, Facebook became the darling of Silicon Valley, watching its user base grow exponentially as its founder bombastically turned down billion dollar acquisition offers. But as the sobering realities of a tightening economy set in, it turns out LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals, might be on track to build a more stable and immediately profitable business model that, unlike Facebook, doesn't rely solely on advertising and never-ending injections of venture capital.
  • Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube gain traction at work

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 11:02 am

    Use of social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube is widespread in business today, along with instant messaging, peer-to-peer file-sharing and media streaming, according to new research.
  • VARs and social networking

    Posted October 22, 2008 - 9:58 am

    A recent article in IT Channel Planet highlights a noteworthy trend I've covered before, and that is how social networking has gone from the purely social realm, to the business realm.

  • LinkedIn tips: How many connections is too many?

    Posted October 20, 2008 - 10:10 am

    If your social networking modus operandi has been to say yes to LinkedIn connection requests without much deliberation, consider these three reasons why you should be selective about your connections.
  • LinkedIn: The network effect revisited

    Posted October 10, 2008 - 9:46 am

    As people make "connections" and build their contacts list on LinkedIn, the popular social network for business professionals, some users have thought long and hard about the quality of their connections versus the number of connections they acquire. According to the service's power-users and social media analysts, establishing the best criteria for making a connection could, over the long term, determine how much value you get from LinkedIn.
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