The LinkedIn status update feature can be a powerful tool to keep you connected with the many far-flung members of your professional network.
Careful when you’re about to hit that Post button….
But beware: it’s easy to make a mistake when it comes to the kind of information you should be sharing through your communities. Read some definite do’s and DON’Tsfrom social media expert Maggie Herbert at LinkedIn.com.
Greater IBM, what would you add to these? Have you got any tips to share?
A friend of mine joined an organization recently and emailed to ask me to mentor him on use of social tools within the organization and also to help him create more robust SocialGlamor for him in the wider world.
While chatting with him, I asked, why does he need to use these tools – and his response stumped me! He said he wanted to use these tools to catch up with the people around him who are using them everyday. He did not know WHY he needed to become social. He also mentioned that he does not have time for it but his leadership wants him to become social. This is more dangerous that the Cloned Social concept!
Where are we heading?
The use of social tools, like Twitter, Facebook, Connections, blogging., etc should make us more productive, is what i understood all along, but recently the pull-push marketing has made the use these tools just a fashion statement. “Because everyone is using it, you should,” is a fallacy and will make more fatigued employees and will defeat the purpose.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that for the fourth consecutive year, IDC ranked IBM number one in worldwide market share for enterprise social software.* Social networking adoption continues to soar as businesses look to transform their organization into a smarter enterprise that is capable of empowering a global workforce and transforming client experiences.
According to IDC, the worldwide enterprise social market segment reached 1.0 billion in 2012, representing growth of 25 percent over 2011.*
Leading IBM social business clients include Prudential Insurance, Fluor Corporation, Lowe’s Home Improvement, LeasePlan and Electrolux.Read more.
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IBM Honors Eight New Fellows: Congratulations to the Class of 2013
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty this week marked the 50th anniversary of the IBM Fellows Program by honoring eight IBMers with the company’s highest technical distinction. Only 246 individuals have earned this designation in the company’s history, 85 of whom are active employees.
The Class of 2013
“As we have for half a century, IBM is today honoring its most outstanding technologists and their contributions to computing and society,” said Rometty, IBM chairman, president and chief executive officer.
The eight new fellows – read about them here – join a distinguished tradition of excellence and innovation. Congratulations to the Class of 2013!
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In case you haven’t noticed, LinkedIn endorsements are here to stay. Why not make the most of this network feature on your profile?
In this fascinating piece from Careerealism.com, here’s why: Using this section wisely is essential, because LinkedIn has now made it searchable by recruiters. So if you want to maximize your chances of attracting hiring managers’ attention, start doing these four things today.
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Thinking about how to better engage your group members on LinkedIn? This may help. It’s an overview of the all-time most popular posts for The Greater IBM Connection, one of the largest business networking groups on LinkedIn. Initially we were going to pull a list just for 2012 but thought this list yields a bit more insight into what works well for engaging LinkedIn group members. Here’s an overview of the all-time top ten LinkedIn discussions, by number of likes/comments/votes. For the most part, questions about affiliation to IBM or career did the best. It’s also worth mentioning the #11 most popular post since it fell off this list but does tie in well with our January theme of ‘leadership’. It was “Who was the greatest IBM President and CEO of the last century? Why? Your Story?” posted in Aug 2011 with 103 comments/likes.