Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

We’re Not Friends on LinkedIn

Posted on: July 31st, 2012 by Geoff Livingston 30 Comments

LinkedIn Network

It’s funny how people want LinkedIn to become yet another social network to hang out with their buddies.

Ironic, because LinkedIn dubs itself “the world’s largest professional network.”

LinkedIn means business networking and conversations to me. The network itself offers about as much excitement as a stale piece of Wonder Bread. Now that Twitter decoupled its stream from LinkedIn, things have become even more boring.

Parsing Social Networks

Posted on: July 24th, 2012 by Geoff Livingston 15 Comments

In the era of niche social networks we are left with many choices for tools and conversations.

A recent discussion on Ken Mueller’s blog about the creep factor online caused me to reflect on parsing social networks for professional success and personal enjoyment.

Left to Right Work to Personal Networks


The Big Facebook Screw

Posted on: July 11th, 2012 by Geoff Livingston 18 Comments

Image by El Tel63

Since Facebook’s mandatory Timeline conversion and IPO last spring, we’ve been screwed.

In what can only be described as the coup d’etat of strategy plays, Facebook got the world and businesses hooked on its network. Then the social network leveraged its monopoly power, and pulled the ultimate bait and switch in history. Facebook implemented its Timeline interface.

Timeline sabotaged traditional brand page performance, created a money generation vehicle, and sacrificed its users privacy for business purposes.