Background Widespread adoption of social networking in the consumer market by late 2000s, got the attention of B2B software vendors early on. Employees in an organization can potentially use a Facebook-like service internally to better communicate, network, share knowledge and expertise, and collaborate on projects. Such a service can also be extended to customers and partners by building […]
Recently I got an email from LinkedIn that I have one of the top 1% most viewed profiles on LinkedIn in 2012! See image below. My first reaction was to check and make sure that it was not a spam or virus. It was legit and signed by the LinkedIn SVP of products and UX, […]
In my last post, Google+ Circles vs. Facebook Lists, as well as other related posts, I discussed the concept of friends and lists in Facebook and contrasted it to Google+ circles as well as following in Twitter. Facebook introduced subscriptions in September 2011, not long after the launch of Google+. Essentially subscription is equivalent to […]
By Philippe de Champaigne, 1602-1674, via Wikipedia In memory of Sanam Kordestani, a friend who passed away Feb. 2010 at the age of 38. She was a friend to many and a natural networker, way before “social networking” had become fashionable. I’ve been thinking about death a lot lately. We all eventually get there sooner or later, […]
I’ve been thinking about my presence on the internet from the early days, from my time at Argonne National Labs near Chicago in 1988-1989 and from my graduate school days at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 1989-1992. That was even before the web browser days, which didn’t come out till 1993-94. Mosaic browser […]
In a previous post “Shall we bookmark?” I discussed social bookmarking and covered several of the social bookmarking sites such as Delicious, Reddit, Digg and StumbleUpon. In this post I briefly describe how you can easily add social bookmarking buttons to your web pages or blog posts so that a reader or visitor to your […]
Networking is a give and take process — in that order. Before you ask people for help, reference, job, etc. you should be helping those you can so you build reputation and trusting relationships.
I don’t have to follow everyone who follows me. And I certainly don’t expect everyone whom I follow, to follow me. . . You do not have to reciprocate. . . And that is a very important concept in Twitter. This is not an ego trip, nor it is a popularity contest.
So I am reading an article on ZDNet.com and on top of the article I come across a set of icons. See the image below. A couple of them are obvious. I can print the article or email it to someone. A more interesting one is the little rectangle with up/down thumbs along with a few numbers. […]