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Go Beyond the Connection - LinkedIn

by François Hodierne
LinkedIn new home page is more interesting.


Who Is Cloning Who? Business2.0, try again

by nhoizey
[...] a list of clones per country of 4 star Web2.0 companies: Digg, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn. There is just one problem, the information is pretty much inaccurate and even wrong. Let’s take France for example. - Linking Out after Two Years of Linked In

by mozkart
After almost exactly two years I've finally closed my Linked In account. When it was first created, I thought it was interesting and thought it'd be beneficial to have my information there, both for me to contact people and for them to contact me. I gave it plenty of time to be useful, but it just hasn't done anything at all for my life. First, though I had 106 contacts, I didn't know most of the people. Neither in person or virtually. What happened was that at first I invited anyone to link into with me on my blog. That was the "game" right? He who has the most contacts wins. At first you were even listed by the number of contacts you had, remember? Then later once I realized how annoying and useless it was to have people connected to you that you don't actually know, I had a hard time saying "no" to invites. I should have made a hard and fast rule like Jeff Clavier has where if I haven't met you in person, then I don't link with you. That may have made this service more useful, but I doubt it. The only time I ever interacted with Linked In was to approve invites. Over the entire life of the service, I've gotten maybe three or four requests to pass on messages/contact information. Only one - which happened within the first few months - actually was a real business contact where I added an important middle layer of introductions. The last time was just today where I was asked by someone I don't know to pass on a message to another person that I also didn't know, and I decided enough was enough. I just emailed customer service to cancel my account. Yes, I thought about just deleting the people I didn't know, but each deletion of a contact requires an individual request to customer service (it's not just a check box and submit operation) so I finally just decided to cancel the whole thing. I think in general, people who would want to use this service are pretty contactable without using this system, no? At least to me they are. I mean, I had my email and web site in the bottom of my profile as did many others. And if you're a hard to reach person, you're most likely not using this sort of thing anyways. Anyone can contact anyone in five hops, so what real use is it? Maybe I'll add myself back in at some point in the future and only connect with people I actually know, but I doubt it. I should've seen much more value in the two years of using the service, no? I think so. Yes, the Social Networking craze, to me, is now officially over. There really is no there there.

Linkedin : un réseau de rencontre professionnel - Internet simple pour tous

by pvergain
Linkedin : un réseau de rencontre professionnel Par Philippe, samedi 20 janvier 2007 à 09:57 :: Le Web au service de votre société :: #208 :: rss Si vous êtes à la tête d'une société ou indépendant, vous savez certainement à quel point les relations sont importantes lorsqu'on souhaite élargir la palette de sa clientèle. Même si les contacts par Internet ne remplaceront jamais le networking traditionnel (réceptions, foires, meetings...), Linkedin est un réseau de rencontre basé sur le principe du networking professionnel qui présente de nombreux avantages. Quel en est le principe ? Une fois inscrit sur le site, vous devrez déterminer quel est votre profil. Vous aurez également la possibilité d'inviter une série de connaissances à devenir des "connections". Dans ce cas, chacun ouvre son carnet d'adresses à ses relations. On peut dès lors chercher des contacts intéressants au sein de son réseau. Le système repose sur la confiance. En effet, il est impossible de contacter quelqu'un qu'on ne connait pas personnellement. Il faut passer par une de ses connections directes qui décidera elle-même si elle transmet la demande ou non. Le site permet donc de trouver de nouveaux contacts professionnels, de cartographier son réseau actuel et d'informer un maximum de contacts à propos de vos activités. Si vous vous contentez de la version de base, vous n'aurez rien à payer. Par contre, vous devrez payer pour avoir accès à des suppléments comme les compléments d'informations sur les profils enregistrés. Linkedin va beaucoup plus loin car il s'intègre à certains logiciels. Vous pouvez ainsi télécharger gratuitement des applications à intégrer à Outlook. En un seul coup d'oeil, vous serez alors informé du fait que l'expéditeur d'un mail est membre de Linkedin et vous connaîtrez également le nombre de contacts qu'il a sur le site.


Fast Pitch

by cdevore
Fast Pitch! is an online network that gives business professionals a destination to market and promote their business effectively (i.e. make their “pitch”). The Fast Pitch approach 'cuts to the chase' by allowing people to quickly identify qualified leads, pass referrals and generate business. Through a variety of services and networking events, Fast Pitch has facilitated over 1 million introductions for business professionals across the United States since 2004.