Why I, Too, Killed My LinkedIn Account


Back in the day, when I was just getting started with my early days around social computing evangelism, I must confess that I used to think that people who didn’t have a social profile in all of the major social networking tools out there just didn’t get it. I guess it was my inner self trying to rebel against that good old notion of people saying one thing and doing something completely different. Let people figure out what they would want to do.

Connections are Different than Relationships

Alchemy of Change

Gideon Rosenblatt Follow me on Twitter RSS Feeds Home About Movement as Network « Networks and Autonomy How Connections “Wrap&# Our Engagement » Connections are Different than Relationships I used to use the words connection and relationship interchangeably.

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Travelling a different road

Viv Mcwaters

How culture is often used as an excuse to not do something, because people are people, no matter where they live and what they do. I am confident though, that although it’s a different road that I’m travelling, it’s one worth exploring. Share this on LinkedIn.

Accepting Friends on Facebook vs. LinkedIn Social Networking Sites

Online Social Networking

However, by contrasting Facebook and LinkedIn, I hope to present and clarify a few of the issues. I myself accept all requests that are plausible, but I continually unfriend people for one of the following reasons: They spam me or annoy me. Accepting Friends on LinkedIn.

Are You Tapping “Third-Order” Engagement?

Alchemy of Change

It requires a fundamental rethink of the organization – and how its processes for creating value can be opened up to people outside the organization. Engagement is the process of building relationships with people and putting those relationships to work to accomplish some goal. When you get it right though, it can make a huge difference. And yep, lots of people are talking about that – and some are actually doing it.

Social media for trainers: think differently!

Joitske Hulsebosch

I forgot my adaptor (really stupid of me) and felt very disorganised working on various different laptops and computers. Skype for instance looks so differently on a Windows computer. The workshop was quite successful as measured by the people who contacted me afterwards for more information, to buy my book or to ask whether they could share our test Yammer and test Ning with their colleagues. Online this works differently. The energy level is different.

Trusting People in This Social Age Is a Tough Job!


Anke starts building up her blog post with a rather clear idea, which she describes on the following quote: ‘ When I taught people how to be on social media, back before it was all marketing, it was very much about building circles of trust.

LinkedIn (and Facebook and Twitter): What’s the Dif?

Hildy Gottlieb

These days it seems everyone is talking about Facebook and Twitter and LinkedIn. Some people are on one, but not others. Being a teacher at heart, though, I can’t help but want to explain the differences between all these places - LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter. So herewith, my small attempt to explain the differences between these three major social networking systems, including pros and cons of each. Today, let’s start with LinkedIn. LinkedIn.

The future of online sharing is mobile, appified and people-centred

Social Reporter

I first posted this on socialreporters.net , where John popham and I are blogging for Big Lottery Fund about development of People Powered Change. I wanted to find whether experience in the private and public sector could be useful in development of People Powered Change as a knowledge-sharing space. It has features like those in Facebook and LinkedIn, emphasising relationships as well as content.

What are Social Bookmarking Sites?

Online Social Networking

I’m writing about social bookmarking sites because of comments on my Facebook page indicating that people could still be unfamiliar with social bookmarking. Preferences for social bookmarking sites are different for each individual and project.

Twitter's Golden Egg

Alchemy of Change

It has built a “ social network application &# that enables its most active customers to create and connect information, and in so doing generate a “real time information network&# used by over a hundred million people around the world to “discover what’s happening now.&#

Why people participate in online communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The Next Web » Why people participate in online communities - The Next Web advertising Apple digg Europe facebook five questions for start-ups funding funny germany google Inspiration iphone marketing Microsoft mmm mobile music myspace russia search social network social networks Start-ups TechCrunch thenextweb2008 twitter united kingdom Video Interview yahoo youtube Home About Advertise Contact Team Archives The Next Web Conference 2009 will take place on April 15, 16 and 17 in Amsterdam.

Human Capital Flows in Australian Banking - Courtesy of Linkedin

Governance in a Networked World

One of the lesser known features of Linkedin is the company insights feature that identifies where a company’s current staff have been employed in the past (just search for a company and then select ‘Insights’ to see where employees have come from). Now its not hard to take this data from selected firms in a given sector to create a network map based on people flows between these firms, if you like, a visual market representation based on people flows.

Twitter (and Facebook and LinkedIn): What’s the Dif?

Hildy Gottlieb

Yesterday, I began looking at the three big social networking sites, to help readers understand what the difference is between them. The reason for these posts is simple: I am not a techie, and as I began getting into the arena of social networking, I found that all the information about “how to&# and “why to&# was written by people who love technology. As a non-techie, I had very different questions than techies might have.

Most Popular Social Networking Sites for Business

Online Social Networking

Facebook , MySpace , Twitter , LinkedIn and Ning are ranked 4th, 11th, 25th, 89th and 154th among all websites in the world, respectively. Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and the Ning family of social networking sites are the most popular social networks with wide business appeal. Each social networking site is different. Some people believe that Twitter is merely a fad. LinkedIn. The rapid growth of Facebook and Twitter has created lots of excitement.

Bringing People Together to Create Change – Podcast

Hildy Gottlieb

When groups begin aiming their work at making more of a difference in their community, they quickly realize that none of us can accomplish much on our own.

Collaborative Thinking: Timeout For Something Different

Collaborative Thinking

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Facebook (and Twitter and LinkedIn): What’s the Dif?

Hildy Gottlieb

This is the last of a three-part series on the three big social networking sites, to help readers understand what the difference is between them. In prior posts you will find similar information about LinkedIn and Twitter. LinkedIn - the perpetual Chamber of Commerce mixer.

It’s all about the numbers – of people

Viv Mcwaters

When designing any group event I like to know the numbers – how many people? I’ve had this rule of thumb, based purely on experience, about selecting activities for a group based on the number of people in that group. With a co-facilitator it’s a different ball game altogether. Less than 5 people : it’s hard, but not impossible, to do group activities. 5 – 14 people : the most difficult sized group to work with. Numbers matter.

The 10 basic online tools every trainer and online facilitator should know

Joitske Hulsebosch

LinkedIn - for groups Everyone knows LinkedIn. However, as facilitator, you should also know how LinkedIn groups work and how you can facilitate conversations in groups. Are you already an administrator of one or several LinkedIn groups? If you have your own Yammer network you can easily build an external network in which people with different email accounts can exchange.

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How to Write a Social Media Strategy in 9 Steps

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Identify the pain points and the hopes/wishes briefly, the circumstances and backstory and any anecdotes you can glean (CEO wants a LinkedIn group, we had problems on Facebook, Instagram is really popular with our staff). Shares How to write a #socialmedia strategy for Gov, Organisations.

2015 151

Dispatch from the 2017 Association of Change Management Professionals Conference

Partnering Resources

For a practical example of how powerful purpose can be, stop asking people what they do. Instead, ask: “How do you make a difference for people at work?” ” Observe the difference in people’s answers when you ask about making a difference.

2017 53

Networking for Introverts: A Starter List of Tips & Techniques

Partnering Resources

I shared my belief that we need to network differently, particularly those of us who are introverts. I have a list of my top ten connectors: people who have gone out of their way to connect me to others. Connect people by making an introduction. Introvert v. Extrovert.

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qualities of different social experience models

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Friday August 01, 2008 Qualities of different social experience models (why there is no single idea behind "Community") I read Jonathan Trenns recent posts on the fallacy of community (and more on it ) which seems to argue the concept of community but combine a number of different elements together: culture (mostly), governance, and structure. Some are on how people work in those communities and governance: only I run my blog, vs many people editing a wiki?

Interview about the birth and growth of the HR community

Joitske Hulsebosch

I interviewed Remco Mostertman, the initiator of a large HR community mainly on LinkedIn (Remco is on the right). At first I just started with a LinkedIn group. I accidentally running up to LinkedIn, I was receiving all kind of annoying reminders and wanted to get rid of those.

VisiblePath Is A Lot Like LinkedIn, Except It’s Useful

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

But we all know what sucks about LinkedIn. My LinkedIn contact list is littered with people that I don’t know and that I accepted as contacts simply to avoid turning them, whoever they are, into enemies. Silicon Valley-based VisiblePath is a lot like LinkedIn, but it automatically determines who your real network is, and how strong each individual relationship is, based on your emails and calendar items that involve them. He concludes that LinkedIn is useless.

Creative Facilitation – the Book!

Viv Mcwaters

We’re giving it away, with a liberal Creative Commons licence, because that sits well with our philosophy of collaboration and connecting with people. Part Three: Beyond the Basics is about providing an understanding of how to engage people and use different approaches.

2013 99

Social media: a new type of hammers for change facilitators in organisations

Joitske Hulsebosch

Through social media you can easily overcome silos and organisational boundaries and focus on the issues that people feel passionate about. Online silence is also an indication that people lack interest. whereas in a meeting people may feel they have to respond politely.

2011 81

Four Types of Status Updates for Improving Social Media Engagement on Facebook and Twitter

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

and you will get a different response I think. Simply placing content online does not guarantee discussion -try bringing in relevant people. By naming people “tagging them” they can be pinged with interesting content. That may or may not mean LinkedIn or Google Plus.

2013 138

Social learning circle- new ways of learning at a conference

Joitske Hulsebosch

I really like the idea behind a learning circle - a circle is composed of a group of people interested in the same topic but who do not know each other meet. Many of my circle people were people who did not know many others at the conference.

2016 28

Anecdote: The difference between communities of practice and knowledge networks

John Tropea - Delicious Community

In chapter 7 Steve makes a clear distinction between CoPs and Networks where the latter consists of a group of people who link together for mutual benefit, such as an alumni. Now, if you take extreme examples like your LinkedIn contacts (a network) and Shell’s Turbodudes (a CoP of geologists interested in turbidites) the difference between the two forms of organising are clear. The difference between a network & community is one of identity.

Questions about online ‘openness’

Jenny Connected

When I get a friend request on Facebook, or a connection request on LinkedIn, or a follower on Twitter, I don’t automatically connect. For many people a conference is about networking and meeting people. Source of image.

2015 87

List of 12 Top Social Media Podcasts in 2012

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I’ve been putting out a podcast on Online Communities and Social Media for a number of years and experimented with different genres. and I am now working with Panel of smart Social Media people. We’re also looking for other possible people to interview (you?)

2012 96

Social Media Targeting for People and Businesses

Online Social Networking

Marketing is often as important to people as it is to businesses. People seeking jobs, marriage partners or buyers for their personal property all need to target and reach out to their respective markets. However, the new media such as blogging, video, online social networking and social bookmarking cost little or nothing to use and are as accessible to people and small businesses as they are to big corporations and direct marketers.

The Inside Scoop on the International Association of Business Communicators Conference

Partnering Resources

More than one message muddles the story and confuses people. He suggested that people delete the “s” word from their vocabulary. Trying to come up with a story can paralyze people. Instead, he said, ask people to share experiences.

2017 47

Tools for social network analysis from beginners to advanced levels

Joitske Hulsebosch

Tomorrow I have a webinar with a group of people interested in social network analysis, interested in the tools. In Network analysis you identify a network, a friends network, a LinkedIn group or a community of practice, or in the course a dolphins network.

The three biggest networking mistakes of advocacy groups

Net-Map Toolbox

A member of our new Net-Map LinkedIn Group asked about how Net-Map can be used to improve the effectiveness of advocacy groups. Develop homogeneous networks : They just hang out with their own kind of people.

2013 53

Facilitating the transition from online to face-to-face conversations and vice versa

Joitske Hulsebosch

I also realized that the conversation doesn''t flow naturally when moving to a different medium. We start with 2 weeks online and people are then really eager to meet face-to-face! People are curious to see the pictures, hence log on and may then contribute as well to discussions.

2013 73

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up


So I thought that for this particular follow-up I will go ahead and share a number of different new items I have learned about over the course of time, with a short blurb describing them as well, of course, and see where we will end up.

2016 100

China's Enlightened Billionaire

Alchemy of Change

Watch this Jack Ma interview with Charlie Rose if you want to see an example of somebody who is thinking differently about the responsibilities of running a firm. My people stayed. But I want to tell people: if you want to run business, you have to run the value first.