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Social Media, Women and

By: Viveka Tuesday September 15, 2009 comments Tags: Networking, LinkedIn, Social Media, Add new tag, Social Media Woman

First off, let me say - I actually like men. I get these stats from another source. That being said: According to mensightmagazine.com : men resist intimacy, are active, independent, objective, logical, detached, manipulative, ambitious, intimidating, visual, and aggressive. (Hey - I'm not the one who said it!) One might postulate that - traditionally - the business world has been very "masculine" in nature. It's had to be to find success in our culture. But with the onset of social media - well, the times they are a'changin! Here are some more facts. According to Stephanie Holland of She-Conomy.com , its boomer women that are gaining ground as the most powerful consumers: Boomer women are more financially empowered than any previous generation of women (Mary Brown)... Read More


The Good the Bad and the Stalker-y on LinkedIn

By: Viveka Monday August 17, 2009 comments Tags: Networking, LinkedIn, LinkedInExpert, Social Media, Add new tag

OK - you just read me complain about the fact that LinkedIn has taken away your ability to send a customized invite to an individual. That still sticks in my craw. ( The Bad ) But I do like LinkedIn's attempts to make themselves a more sociable site. For instance, on the home page you can now get ALL kinds of information about your connections. (Of course - this is much more useful to someone who has a small and strategic network). So this is a good thing. Especially if you like facebook. You can see things like your connections': Latest tweet Latest update, Latest groups they joined People they connected to As well as what people think about them! Wait a second - that's a little stalker-y if you ask me! ... Read More


LinkedIn Expert Asks: Glitch or Another Way to for LinkedIn to Restrict its Own Growth?

By: Viveka Monday August 17, 2009 comments Tags: Networking, LinkedIn, LinkedIn Expert, LinkedIn Invitations, LinkedIn updates, Add new tag, LinkedIn Inbox

Oops - they've done it again. LinkedIn has taken away another one of its tools that helps people to connect. Was a time (like last week) you could send a customized invitation to an individual (you can still customize an "imported contacts" invitation). That meant just in case you didn't know which John Smith you were connecting to, you could write: "Hi - we met at Joe's Bar and Grill and had that great discussion about LinkedIn. I forgot to get your business card, but would love to connect to you. Please accept my invitation to be a part of my LinkedIn Professional network. If this is the wrong John Smith, please archive this message. Have a great day." Ah - but now that little "custom invite" button has been removed from an individual invitation - if you don't have... Read More


Social Media Strategist and LinkedIn Expert shares tips on growing a network

By: Viveka Monday May 18, 2009 comments Tags: LinkedIn, LinkedInExpert, Social Media, Add new tag, LinkedIn Expert, Miami Herald, LION

By BRIDGET CAREY AND NIALA BOODHOO [email protected] Viveka von Rosen considers herself a promiscuous LinkedIn Networker: She always says yes. The LinkedIn strategist is what's called a LION, which stands for LinkedIn Open Networker. Out of her 5,500 (now 7000+) connections on LinkedIn , she estimates she personally knows only about 10 percent of them. She runs the site linkedintobusiness.co m and is chief social media officer at Integrated Alliances in Colorado. We came across von Rosen and the term LION last month when we saw her promote a chat for social media enthusiasts on Twitter. But connecting with thousands of people you don't know seems like it's against everything we stand for in this column. By being a LION,... Read More


The LinkedIn Expert tells you

By: Viveka Saturday March 21, 2009 comments Tags: LinkedIn, LinkedIn Expert, LinkedIn Invitations, LinkedIn updates, Add new tag, LinkedIn Inbox

So like me you are probably a little annoyed with LinkedIn's new setup. As one Twitter follower said: "LinkedIn is looking a little skinny". What happened to my Inbox? Where are the three "I's": Introductions, Inmails and Invitations? AS a LinkedIn Expert , you'd think they would have told me about this upcoming change. Sigh. That's the problem with being self-proclaimed. Well, Introductions and Inmails are now to be found (where they always have been) in a searched person's profile (in/near the header area). So you have to find the person you want to connect to and then simply hit the "inmail" (paid) or "introduction" link (off to the right) and LinkedIn will walk you through it. But more importantly - where are my invitations, pending accepted or otherwise and can I still bulk... Read More