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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. Let people figure out what they would want to do. Silly me. And make it count.

Connections are Different than Relationships

Alchemy of Change

Secret Handshake One way you might think about the difference between a connection and a relationship is to picture it like network mappers do.

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.

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. 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. They didn’t do it by tweaking. No question.

Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Just because a service connects people doesn’t automatically mean we should call it a “social network.&# There, I said it. Windows?

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. Some trainers were still at zero, a few were halfway, being a member of a few Linkedin groups and maybe on Facebook. Online: think differently!

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. 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 , 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. That should now be reversed.

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What are Social Bookmarking Sites?

Online Social Networking

Neither Twitter , Facebook nor LinkedIn are pure social bookmarking sites, as they weren’t created explicitly for social bookmarking.

Twitter's Golden Egg

Alchemy of Change

We’re also talking about a group of people with the collective power to shape public perception. Committing to Tweet Think about it.

Why people participate in online communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

But patterns have emerged where low threshold participation amounts to collective intelligence and high engagement provides a different form of collaborative intelligence…… Digg is the archetype for low threshold participation. Wikipedia’s most active 1,000 people — 0.003% of its users — contribute about two-thirds of the site’s edits.

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). For a start people flows are the closest we can get to identifying critical knowledge 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. As a non-techie, I had very different questions than techies might have. In yesterday’s post, I tackled LinkedIn. People are on Twitter for any and every reason. If not, let me know.

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. Not I.

Bringing People Together to Create Change – Podcast

Hildy Gottlieb

Individual organizations begin reaching out to others doing similar work. They hold summits and host ongoing discussions. They create plans.

Collaborative Thinking: Timeout For Something Different

Collaborative Thinking

Linkedin can be accessed anywhere anytime on almost any phone. The same old, same old ideas over and over again. Please try again. Trust Us.

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.

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. Share this on LinkedIn.

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? Every week I try some new tools (like this week vialogues ) and honestly? More tools?

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How to Write a Social Media Strategy in 9 Steps

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Instagram for photos, YouTube for videos, Twitter for Press, LinkedIn for Employer Branding. It’s a tactic or tool. Who, what , why etc.

2015 151

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. Connect people by making an introduction.

2012 110

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.

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). I learn continously.

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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. The people you interact with on a regular basis are your first degree contacts. Esther Dyson is also an investor.

Creative Facilitation – the Book!

Viv Mcwaters

Part Three: Beyond the Basics is about providing an understanding of how to engage people and use different approaches. Start anywhere.

2013 99

Social learning circle- new ways of learning at a conference

Joitske Hulsebosch

Many of my circle people were people who did not know many others at the conference. I think the initiative super. How did it work out?

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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.

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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.

2013 138

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.

2015 87

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. For example, ask a handful of people who participate in ActKM , some will say it is a network while others will swear it is a community of practice.

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


I still use my main three public lists : Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From. Let’s see it…. Nothing else. Just fire away! Hallo?

2016 100

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.

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. Simply put, targeting means reaching the right people, the people who can benefit from you, your product or your service.

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. You may do this in 1-2 hours.

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.

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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. The flow was gone.

2013 73

My social learning experiences

Joitske Hulsebosch

is social learning any process in which more than two people are involved? And maybe it means different things to different people!

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China's Enlightened Billionaire

Alchemy of Change

My people stayed. But I want to tell people: if you want to run business, you have to run the value first. Small is beautiful.

How to Manage Your Business in a Recession: "#7 Reevaluate People - And Steal Some Good Ones"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Let’s focus on #7, “Reevaluate People - And Steal Some Good Ones”. Reevaluate People - And Steal Some Good Ones. In his book, “Thinking for a Living”, Thomas Davenport writes about the difficulty of assessing the output of knowledge workers in tradition Taylorist ways, and thus the need for thinking about it differently.