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Early adopting Linkedin: Member no. 39,974 out of 100 million users

I received a lovely letter on March 25th from Reid Hoffman, Co-founder and Chairman of Linkedin. He wrote to personally thank the first 100, 000 linkedin members as Linkedin secured its 100th million user last week. I was member 39, 974 - in the top 0.03% (so better than top 1%) of early adopters for Linkedin. Okay - so my ego is stroked. Honestly though - its not just ego - but I feel strangely validated for having promoted Linkedin to scores and scores of colleagues over the years. Here is a copy of that letter:

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The tough questions I get on the value of Social Networking

I'm in a stare down with an executive of one of Canada's largest recruitment and placement firms. "Why would I be on Linkedin?" I know what he is really saying.  He has an army of staff using all the social networks, doing all the modern recruitment so he doesn't need to.  He is retiring probably… Continue reading The tough questions I get on the value of Social Networking

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Teaching social media

I just finished another course teaching social media to job searchers in downtown Toronto. The attendees were wonderfully diverse both in careers, interests, and backgrounds - so representative of diversity Toronto. I felt honoured to be in a room sharing with individuals so rich in experience. I really think I should add a coffee social… Continue reading Teaching social media