Tag Archives: LinkedIn

LinkedIn: The Social Network Where Fun Goes to Die

20 Feb
No Fun Sign

Photo credit to sara_anne.

The other day I was working with some colleagues on a plan for digital communications surrounding the upcoming Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) conferenceLike most things that include the word accounting, buzz about the conference isn’t exactly sticky; it doesn’t rocket around cyberspace like news of Joe Biden’s latest gaff or pictures of Kate’s baby bump.

In order to build excitement for the conference, we’re going to be having social media contests in the lead up to the event.  The topic of discussion: what network to use for the contests: Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Continue reading

The Internet’s Most Awkward Venn Diagram

11 Jun

LinkedIn, Hacks, and Fanfic

Venn Diagram

The big social media news of the week is that 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords got stolen.  A hacker broken into a LinkedIn server, stole the account information and published the passwords online, without accompanying usernames.  Supposedly, the goal wasn’t to compromise anyone’s account specifically, but to prove that he could do it.  At which point, he probably stuck his tongue out at the computer and said, “Na Na Boo Boo.”  Clearly, this was a very mature hacker. Continue reading

Vizualize.Maggie

4 Aug
Vizualize.meOr, I’m so vain, I know this infographic is about me.

Last month, I wrote about Vizualize.me, a new app, website, what have you that allows you to make a custom infographics based on your LinkedIn profile.  (As someone interested in personal branding – and a big fan of infographics – I was very excited about what Vizualize.me could do for online identity and personal branding.)  I was looking forward to having the stunning visual resume of a graphic designer, without the need to take all of those pesky graphic design courses.

Yesterday, I got an e-mail saying that Vizualize.me had gone live.  Well, at least the private beta had.  And yours truly has been lucky enough to get in on the ground floor!  I set mine up over lunch today.  And by set up, I mean picked pretty colors and fonts – Vizualize.me’s algorithms did all the hard work for me.  Continue reading

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