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Jon Stewart Takes On LinkedIn Jon Stewart Takes On LinkedIn
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I’ll admit it, I’m not that active on LinkedIn. I came to the party late, and with my heart (and time) already invested in Facebook, Twitter and to a certain extent Google+, I just couldn’t really motivate myself to grow …

Why Is LinkedIn Underutilized? Why Is LinkedIn Underutilized?
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Is LinkedIn one of the first sites that you visit each day? If you’re like me, it’s not. (That is, up until this report! ☺) The reason for this is not because LinkedIn isn’t valuable. Instead, it’s just hard to make time for it, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and all the other sites that demand so much time.

LinkedIn Cause Features Can Help Your Visibility LinkedIn Cause Features Can Help Your Visibility
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LinkedIn has added a “Volunteer & Causes” field to profiles, allowing members to show off what causes they have volunteered for, presenting networking opportunities in the non-profit realm, similar to the the opportunities LinkedIn already presents in the professional realm. …

LinkedIn Mobile Gets an Update LinkedIn Mobile Gets an Update

LinkedIn says its mobile page views have gone up by 400% year-over-year, making it the fastest-growing service it offers. With that, the company is making improvements to its mobile experience. “With our experience building apps that meet the needs of …

LinkedIn May Use My Name and Photo in Social Advertising – NOT LinkedIn May Use My Name and Photo in Social Advertising – NOT
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It recently came to my attention that LinkedIn has a setting activated by default allowing it to “use my name, photo in social advertising.” Below is a screenshot of this setting in my LinkedIn profile. First, I should state I …

LinkedIn Profiles Get Update, Users Get to Help LinkedIn Profiles Get Update, Users Get to Help

LinkedIn has launched a new “Improve Your Profile” tool, aimed at allowing members to optimize their presence. “Think of it as a virtual profile adviser – just for you,” says LinkedIn’s Aaron Bronzan. “The Improve Your Profile Tool analyzes your …

LinkedIn Reports First Earnings as Public Company LinkedIn Reports First Earnings as Public Company
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LinkedIn released its first earnings report as a public company, and it wasn’t too shabby. They beat estimates and posted a 120% increase in revenue (YoY), and a new member increase of 61%. “In the second quarter, we saw record …

Google+, Am I Forcing This Relationship? Google+, Am I Forcing This Relationship?
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I’ve been a member of Google+ for exactly three weeks today. It seems like only yesterday that I tentatively attempted a login that I was sure would fail, only to be welcomed into the selective arms of the hottest new …

“Apply with LinkedIn” Might Be Pretty Huge “Apply with LinkedIn” Might Be Pretty Huge
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This week, LinkedIn revealed a new tool called “Apply with LinkedIn”. It’s basically a button companies can put on their websites to enable one-click job applications by potential candidates. “We’ve put an incredible amount of effort to rethink the job …

LinkedIn Launches One-Click Job Application Plug-In for Sites LinkedIn Launches One-Click Job Application Plug-In for Sites

LinkedIn has launched a new web plug-in called Apply with LinkedIn, which is designed to enable companies to make it easier for job applicants to apply using their LinkedIn information. “We’ve put an incredible amount of effort to rethink the …

LinkedIn #1 Social Network, Says Report LinkedIn #1 Social Network, Says Report
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A recent study from marketing agency Performics revealed that 59 percent of social networkers found LinkedIn to be their most important social network. The survey was conducted by ROI Research and looked at nearly 3,000 people that actively use social networks.

LinkedIn Profile Tip – 4 Key Privacy Control Settings To Manage Your Online Reputation LinkedIn Profile Tip – 4 Key Privacy Control Settings To Manage Your Online Reputation
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If you are using LinkedIn as part of your online networking and visibility plan, have you reviewed your privacy controls? Very often we join a social network and never take the time to review our online privacy – especially in …

How To Get Huge Traffic From LinkedIn How To Get Huge Traffic From LinkedIn
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As you probably know,  LinkedIn has had a huge week. The company launched a wildly successful IPO, doubling the company’s valuation overnight. While there is a fair amount of debate as to whether or not this valuation is too high, …

LinkedIn IPO Reactions From The Twitter World LinkedIn IPO Reactions From The Twitter World

LinkedIn has sent the tech world in a flurry since their initial public offering yesterday blew all expectations out of the water. LinkedIn announced its pricing at $5 per share, but by the end of trading yesterday it had reached …

LinkedIn IPO Doubles Company’s Valuation Overnight [Photos] LinkedIn IPO Doubles Company’s Valuation Overnight [Photos]
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LinkedIn has exceeded all expectations with its initial public offering today, which has been deemed the biggest web IPO since Google’s. Pretty impressive for a social network that isn’t Facebook. When the company announced its pricing for the IPO, it …

LinkedIn Shares Blow Up After IPO LinkedIn Shares Blow Up After IPO
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The nifty career-based social networking site LinkedIn announced its decision to go public, and the reaction on the first day of the company being traded has been fantastic. Initially, the service’s stocks were priced around $45 a share, but after …

LinkedIn IPO Prices Value Company at Over $4 Billion LinkedIn IPO Prices Value Company at Over $4 Billion
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LinkedIn is expected to launch its IPO on Thursday to the tune of 7,840,000 shares of class A common stock. The company said in an SEC filing that it expects shares to sell for $42 – $45. The filing says: …

LinkedIn IPO Expected Thursday LinkedIn IPO Expected Thursday
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It looks like professional social network LinkedIn will open in public markets this Thursday. Rumors of an IPO have been floating around since the beginning of the year. LinkedIn will mark the first major U.S. social network to go public, …

LinkedIn Plugins for Publishers Launched Along With New Platform LinkedIn Plugins for Publishers Launched Along With New Platform
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LinkedIn announced the launch of a new platform today that some are likening to Facebook’s huge rollout of the open graph (which included integration and social plugins all over the web). “With this release, we’re including a powerful set of …

LinkedIn Matches Newspapers As Job Search Tool For Students LinkedIn Matches Newspapers As Job Search Tool For Students
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Newspapers have proven to be surprisingly resilient on many college campuses.  There’s almost always a school paper, for example, and different groups of students are drawn to other publications.  But in a real victory for LinkedIn, its professional network has …

Microsoft Adds “Active View” Support for LinkedIn, Netflix, Posterous, LivingSocial Microsoft Adds “Active View” Support for LinkedIn, Netflix, Posterous, LivingSocial

Microsoft announced added support for its “Active View” functionality in Hotmail, for LinkedIn, Netflix, Posterous, and LivingSocial. In a nutshell, this means you can now interact with each of these services as if you were on their respective sites, without …