Social Media Influence has Blogged about some LinkedIn Updates…
LinkedIn has taken further strides to embed itself in the enterprise social networking space with the introduction of a plugin for IBM’s Lotus Notes application. Jason Kincaid at TechCrunch reports:
“For users who spend much of their day ‘living’ in their Email client, the new plugin could be a welcome addition. Its primary purpose is to display information relevant to the people in your Emails, as well as providing a handy way to browse through some of LinkedIn’s most oft-used features (like your news feed and search). However, the plugin does not yet automatically look up the contacts mentioned in your Emails – you’ll still have to click on their names or use the pre-populated search to look them up (automatic lookup is planned for a future release).”
Have a look at this new Social Network –
Talkbiznow.com bills itself as an unrivaled professional networking platform. It is like a Facebook for the boardroom and should prove a useful tool if you are in business. The Internet is awash with networking websites these days, but what is different about this one is the decidedly business-like approach in both the design and its application. You have a reasonably hefty profile to fill in after registering – the category fields are obligatory, and quite rightly too, if you are going to get the most out of this as a business tool. The idea is the site allows you to connect business to business. You can invite your own network and even delve into the existing user base in the hope of finding new professional opportunities. Once you have a network established, you can use the site to keep connected, share files and reports, and nudge colleagues with gentle reminders of approaching deadlines. You can even host live online webinars, which is a very useful resource – check out the Tour section for a full run down of the features.