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LinkedIn News

LinkedIn Connections 1-30-2007

Joel Spolsky’s Amusing Note on LinkedIn – Sad but true story of someone who had scammed Joel on eBay a few years ago inviting him to connect on LinkedIn. Hopefully you’ve never done anything like […]

LinkedIn Humor

Better Boilerplates

One of the things that’s considered a big “no-no” on LinkedIn among savvy users is to invite people using one of the canned “boilerplate” invitations. Those are there as a guideline – a starting point. […]

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Using LinkedIn

How to Politely Decline a LinkedIn Invitation

Due to my visibility from this blog and my participation in the various LinkedIn Yahoo Groups (which exposes your e-mail address), I typically get at least 5-10 invitations to connect on LinkedIn every week from […]

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New LinkedIn Features

LinkedIn Starts Cleaning Up Answers Spam

LinkedIn fairly quickly implemented a couple of important changes to help reduce the growing flood of spam (or at least “spammy”) posts in their new Answers feature. The first, and probably most important (it was […]

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Using LinkedIn

Practicing LinkedIn, Part 1 – Monthly

One of the beauties of LinkedIn is that it works for both passive users and highly active users and everywhere in between, and still delivers value. This series of posts is geared toward the active […]

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Using LinkedIn

LinkedIn Connections 1-13-2007

Been a while since I did one of these, but it seems that after the funding, some good press, reports from LinkedIn of a successful 2006, and a major new feature release, lots of people […]

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Using LinkedIn

The Connection that Wasn’t There

Some time last year, I was getting ready to head out to my stepson’s new apartment during rush-hour traffic. There’s one particular intersection along the way that is always extremely busy that time of day, […]

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Using LinkedIn

Guy Kawasaki on Eleven Ways to Use LinkedIn

Guy Kawasaki posted this morning about 11 ways to use LinkedIn (Guy apparently can’t count :)): Increase your visibility. Improve your connectability. Improve your Google PageRank. Enhance your search engine results. Perform blind, “reverse,” and […]

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New LinkedIn Features

Why Answer Questions on LinkedIn Answers?

So why would you want to take the time to answer questions on LinkedIn Answers? Now I’m not bragging, and I doubt I’ll be able to keep that up. But I do it to illustrate […]