SlideShare and LinkedIn sitting in a tree…

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I want to tell you about the next step in our journey. SlideShare has agreed to be acquired by LinkedIn, the largest professional network on the Internet.

via SlideShare and LinkedIn sitting in a tree… | SlideShare Blog.

The Next Owner of the New York Jets

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I look forward to the day I can go to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA and watch the New England Patriots play Gary Vaynerchuk’s New York Jets. The Jets will still lose, but I will gloat a little less than I do now, because I know they are Gary’s team.

Book Review – The Accidental Billionaires

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This book is a fascinating look at how Facebook started and what it means to go from a college dorm room to a multi-billion dollar valuation in just a few short years.

It is not surprising that there are some casualties on a rocket ride like that, but you cannot explain away all of the deception, backstabbing and betrayal that easily. The book points a finger squarely at Mark Zuckerberg the original brains behind the operation, as the likely cause of many of Facebook’s troubles. The book does elude to the irony that is someone like Mark Zuckerberg, who is by all accounts socially awkward if not entirely inept, running the biggest social networking site the world has ever seen.

The book is a work of non-fiction (or near non-fiction), but it reads like a fiction novel and is easily digestible.

I am the first to admit that I resisted the lure of Facebook until late in 2009, so I was kind of late to the Facebook party. Now with all of the bad press Facebook has been getting lately because of their seemingly cavalier handling of their user’s personal data, I am starting to question whether I made the right decision to create an account at all. This book clearly raises the question as to whether you should be trusting your personal data to Mark Zuckerberg.



Multiple Online-Personality Disorder

Posted in: Personal Branding, Social Networking

With the increased hype and focus on social media and social networking, many people are struggling with trying to keep their public/private lives, or their professional/personal lives separate. And for those people, I have some bad news – there can be only one You in social media!
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O.C. the Rodney Dangerfield of LinkedIn?

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… LinkedIn, the business-oriented social networking site, groups Orange County not just with Los Angeles but Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, under the umbrella of “Greater Los Angeles.”

A group of Orange County business people recently hollered, “Enough!” … 2,500 have joined the We Are Orange County group on LinkedIn to persuade LinkedIn to use Orange County as a member geographic designation.

Read more in this OC Register Article.

Building Social Applications using Zembly

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