A recent email immediately gave me an idea for a blog post. And the email was triggered by a LinkedIn contact.
LinkedIn is designed primarily as a professional, business-like social network.
Think of it this way:
- My Space = your bedroom
- Facebook = your living room
- LinkedIn = your office
LinkedIn mostly is a social network where business professionals can share how smart they are. You know, posting their resume for the entire world to see.
And this is powerful because LinkedIn has something like 40+ million users and is reported to grow to 200-300 million “soon”.
Those who know me well, know that I’m as focused and disciplined as they come. And I can dress up in a suit and look like I run the joint. But I prefer cut-off jean shorts and barefeet.
Don’t believe me, check out my LinkedIn profile. It ain’t your typical “I’m so smart, I’m so smart. I’m so smart” resume. Mostly, because, well, honestly, I’m not the brightest bulb in the box.
Anyway, I use LinkedIn as a micro-blog. Every day posting a new status update. Today’s was simply, Jeff Noel http://jeffnoel.org