A New App from LinkedIn

This little app from LinkedIn Labs allows you to see who is joining LinkedIn in real time.  This clip was downloaded on a Saturday afternoon – not the busiest time on LinkedIn but does demonstrate that a new person joins the platform nearly every second. For those of you who Read more…

LinkedIn and the Top 100 UK Accountants

As a great fan of LinkedIn and statistics, I thought I would do a rough and ready analysis of the usage of LinkedIn by employees of the top accountancy firms in the UK.  I concentrated on the top 96 as listed in an article published by Accountancy Age as the Read more…

LinkedIn – a new era?

Are we seeing the real commercialisation of the LinkedIn platform?  With the introduction of the Careers and Products/Services tabs on Company pages, LinkedIn now provides the perfect place for companies to showcase their wares.  A step up from being coy about ‘selling’ – businesses can present detailed information on their Read more…

Corporate Control

At Alterra, we meet businesses of all sizes who are keen to embrace social media.  But very often they don’t have a conherent stratgy. When platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are essentially public spaces, how does a company monitor what is written about them, posted, forwarded and regurgitated Read more…

Saturday Morning Musings – LinkedIn

There are now 65 million users of LinkedIn.  In the last week, I have added about 20 contacts – an increase of about 20%.  As a result, my 2nd degree contacts (namely, contacts of contacts) has increased by 50%.  Well that all sounds wonderful as I can now easily reach Read more…