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LinkedIn - John C. Kirk

May. 12th, 2011

09:09 pm - LinkedIn

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From:sammoore
Date:May 13th, 2011 08:38 am (UTC)
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I'm with Alex. LinkedIn for me is a CRM for all the interesting people I meet, it lets me remember who I met, and where often, without having to store mountains of contact details which may or may nor go out of date. It's not perfect but its a good start. Particularly for conferences it's great. I often meet people who I'd love to catch up with again and Liked-In allows me to 'keep track' of them in a non-invasive manner.

I don't 'interact' with it much but my tweets automatically become my statuses on LinkedIN and that has had some surprising results.

-I tweeted asking if anyone knew anything about pulling sleds (for training/competitions) and within 1/2 an hour someone I had met a year ago and not seen since had put me in touch with three polar explorers!

-I tweeted looking for conference venues near Reading and someone who works for one of my clients, who I have only ever dealt with by email of phone reminded me of a great one and had the contact details for me.

-I tweeted how much I was enjoying the river Spey and the resulting conversation on LinkedIn ended with the offer of borrowing a house in the Pyrenees from someone I have only met once at a conference!

So much like "real world" networking, its about meeting interesting people and keeping loosely in touch with them so they can help you AND CRITICALLY, you can help them.

I use FB much less. I find it annoying and frustraing and full of trivialities.
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From:alexmc
Date:May 13th, 2011 09:16 am (UTC)
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In theory I have a personal and a work LiveJournal account. alexmc and alexmc_tech

I am thinking of doing the same for twitter.

If I do then I would also want my alexmc_tech tweets to become LinkedIn statuses
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