91% Of Hiring Mangers Use Social Networking To Screen | ReadWriteWeb
In a study of 300 hiring managers and recruiters, Palo Alto-based social networking monitoring service Reppler reports that 76% of hiring managers look at applicants’ Facebook profiles. An additional 56% are looking at Twitter, and 48% check out LinkedIn 

91% Of Hiring Mangers Use Social Networking To Screen | ReadWriteWeb

In a study of 300 hiring managers and recruiters, Palo Alto-based social networking monitoring service Reppler reports that 76% of hiring managers look at applicants’ Facebook profiles. An additional 56% are looking at Twitter, and 48% check out LinkedIn 

How IBMers Use Social Media to Get Things Done — 4 Examples - SocialTimes.com
Edward L. Linde II, Senior Marketing Manager 
My team and I are leading the effort to transform our North American  sales force into “Digital Sellers” who use LinkedIn, Twitter, eContact  and Sametime 8.5.2 [IBM’s internal instant messaging system] to engage  and collaborate with their clients. We are also leveraging Social Media  to mine for sales leads from small and mid-sized businesses.
As a manager of 16 employees spread across the United States and  Canada, I depend on Sametime 8.5.2 and IBM Connections [IBM’s enterprise  social software platform] to collaborate with and manage my team and to  be a helpful, indispensable resource to breakdown barriers, navigate  the matrix and to help them succeed.

How IBMers Use Social Media to Get Things Done — 4 Examples - SocialTimes.com

Edward L. Linde II, Senior Marketing Manager

My team and I are leading the effort to transform our North American sales force into “Digital Sellers” who use LinkedIn, Twitter, eContact and Sametime 8.5.2 [IBM’s internal instant messaging system] to engage and collaborate with their clients. We are also leveraging Social Media to mine for sales leads from small and mid-sized businesses.

As a manager of 16 employees spread across the United States and Canada, I depend on Sametime 8.5.2 and IBM Connections [IBM’s enterprise social software platform] to collaborate with and manage my team and to be a helpful, indispensable resource to breakdown barriers, navigate the matrix and to help them succeed.

Klout Expands Influence Scoring To Professional Social Network LinkedIn
Klout,  a startup that measures influence on Twitter and Facebook, is expanding its product today with the addition of LinkedIn.  With the launch of Klout scoring for LinkedIn, you’ll be able to add  your LinkedIn account to your Klout score and see your influence on the  professional social network network itself.
For background, Klout evaluates users’ behavior with complex ranking  algorithms and semantic analysis of content to measure the influence of  individuals on social networks.
On Twitter, Klout’s influence score is based on a user’s ability to  drive action through Tweets, Retweets and more. On Facebook, Klout will  examine how conversations and content generate interest and engagement,  via likes, comments, and more, from the network’s nearly 700 million  users.
While Klout declined to give specifics on exactly what they are  anlyzing (i.e. Likes, Tweets); the startup said it will analyze your  interactions on the LinkedIn, who you are interacting with and engaging,  and what types of content you are sharing with contacts. It’s important  to note that simply having more connections on LinkedIn won’t get you a  higher Klout score; it’s about the quality of those connections.
Source: TechCrunch

Klout Expands Influence Scoring To Professional Social Network LinkedIn

Klout, a startup that measures influence on Twitter and Facebook, is expanding its product today with the addition of LinkedIn. With the launch of Klout scoring for LinkedIn, you’ll be able to add your LinkedIn account to your Klout score and see your influence on the professional social network network itself.

For background, Klout evaluates users’ behavior with complex ranking algorithms and semantic analysis of content to measure the influence of individuals on social networks.

On Twitter, Klout’s influence score is based on a user’s ability to drive action through Tweets, Retweets and more. On Facebook, Klout will examine how conversations and content generate interest and engagement, via likes, comments, and more, from the network’s nearly 700 million users.

While Klout declined to give specifics on exactly what they are anlyzing (i.e. Likes, Tweets); the startup said it will analyze your interactions on the LinkedIn, who you are interacting with and engaging, and what types of content you are sharing with contacts. It’s important to note that simply having more connections on LinkedIn won’t get you a higher Klout score; it’s about the quality of those connections.

Source: TechCrunch

Checking in on 2011′s social business predictions « Dachis Group Collaboratory

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Checking in on 2011′s social business predictions
Posted on May 20th, 2011 By Peter Kim
I was going to wait until mid-year to write this post, but with LinkedIn’s recent IPO, the timing deserved to be accelerated.
Here’s what I wrote in December 2010:
“2011 will be the year of the social  IPO. Leaders who can navigate these waters successfully will be few and  far between. My money is on the ones who have done it before.“
LinkedIn is just the beginning. As mainstream media picks up the  story of instant millionaires 2.0, social IPOs will be in the news on a  regular basis.
“Got APIs? Businesses that have never  considered their information as an ecosystem asset wake up to emergent  uses and possibilities from sharing. B2B brings sexy back in 2011.”
RSS isn’t friendly enough for most users, so there’s little chance  that we’ll hear a lot about APIs. But this is where value is being  driven in B2B – businesses should stop obsessing about individual  qualitative mentions and focus on big data and analytics.
“Game over for LBS businesses based  on game mechanics. Facebook Places adoption will rise dramatically as  integration with the social graph drives greater positive feedback for  users from check-ins. Users tire in their pursuit of badges and digital  paraphernalia, opting for engagement with their friends instead.”
Places hasn’t killed anything yet and LBS companies that ride the IPO  wave will gain more time to die slowly. In the meantime, keep an eye  out for Aaron Strout and Mike Schneider‘s forthcoming book on LBS.
One thing’s for sure: social business is very real. It must be the money.

Peter Kim is Chief Strategy Officer at Dachis Group.

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Checking in on 2011′s social business predictions

Posted on May 20th, 2011 By Peter Kim

I was going to wait until mid-year to write this post, but with LinkedIn’s recent IPO, the timing deserved to be accelerated.

Here’s what I wrote in December 2010:

2011 will be the year of the social IPO. Leaders who can navigate these waters successfully will be few and far between. My money is on the ones who have done it before.

LinkedIn is just the beginning. As mainstream media picks up the story of instant millionaires 2.0, social IPOs will be in the news on a regular basis.

“Got APIs? Businesses that have never considered their information as an ecosystem asset wake up to emergent uses and possibilities from sharing. B2B brings sexy back in 2011.”

RSS isn’t friendly enough for most users, so there’s little chance that we’ll hear a lot about APIs. But this is where value is being driven in B2B – businesses should stop obsessing about individual qualitative mentions and focus on big data and analytics.

“Game over for LBS businesses based on game mechanics. Facebook Places adoption will rise dramatically as integration with the social graph drives greater positive feedback for users from check-ins. Users tire in their pursuit of badges and digital paraphernalia, opting for engagement with their friends instead.”

Places hasn’t killed anything yet and LBS companies that ride the IPO wave will gain more time to die slowly. In the meantime, keep an eye out for Aaron Strout and Mike Schneider‘s forthcoming book on LBS.

One thing’s for sure: social business is very real. It must be the money.

Peter Kim is Chief Strategy Officer at Dachis Group.

Suddenly, LinkedIn Is A Traffic Firehose
 
Out of nowhere, Business Insider started seeing real referral traffic from LinkedIn last month.The chart above illustrates the spike. 

LinkedIn product manager Liz Walker tells us the traffic is coming from a bunch of sources – mostly new products like LinkedIn.com/Today, newsletters, and LinkedIn News.
 
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Suddenly, LinkedIn Is A Traffic Firehose

Out of nowhere, Business Insider started seeing real referral traffic from LinkedIn last month.The chart above illustrates the spike. 

LinkedIn product manager Liz Walker tells us the traffic is coming from a bunch of sources – mostly new products like LinkedIn.com/Today, newsletters, and LinkedIn News.

via techspotlight:

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LinkedIn Surpasses 100 Million Users
The company, founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003, reached profitability fairly soon, and its growth has been accelerating over the last few years. It took LinkedIn six years to reach 50 million users,  but it only took a year and a half for the business social network to  double that number.  LinkedIn hit 85 million members in October 2010 and  revealed that it had more than 90 million users when it filed to go public earlier this year.  LinkedIn is now adding one new member per second.
To  celebrate its new achievement, the LinkedIn team has released an  infographic breaking down its growth and its overall membership.  It  comes with several interesting tidbits of information on who uses  LinkedIn and even when they use it.
Here are some of the most intriguing stats from LinkedIn’s infographic:
56% of LinkedIn’s users are outside of the United States.  LinkedIn is experiencing its fastest growth internationally.
LinkedIn’s fastest-growing country is Brazil, with 428% growth year-over-year.  Brazil is followed by Mexico, India and France.
The  height of LinkedIn activity happens during the workday, peaking at  around noon.  Mobile usage, on the other hand, typically peaks around  8:00 p.m.
There are almost 1 million teachers on LinkedIn.  20%  of the site’s users work in the service sector, while 9% work in finance  and another 9% are in the high tech industry.

LinkedIn Surpasses 100 Million Users

The company, founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003, reached profitability fairly soon, and its growth has been accelerating over the last few years. It took LinkedIn six years to reach 50 million users, but it only took a year and a half for the business social network to double that number. LinkedIn hit 85 million members in October 2010 and revealed that it had more than 90 million users when it filed to go public earlier this year. LinkedIn is now adding one new member per second.

To celebrate its new achievement, the LinkedIn team has released an infographic breaking down its growth and its overall membership. It comes with several interesting tidbits of information on who uses LinkedIn and even when they use it.

Here are some of the most intriguing stats from LinkedIn’s infographic:

  • 56% of LinkedIn’s users are outside of the United States. LinkedIn is experiencing its fastest growth internationally.
  • LinkedIn’s fastest-growing country is Brazil, with 428% growth year-over-year. Brazil is followed by Mexico, India and France.
  • The height of LinkedIn activity happens during the workday, peaking at around noon. Mobile usage, on the other hand, typically peaks around 8:00 p.m.
  • There are almost 1 million teachers on LinkedIn. 20% of the site’s users work in the service sector, while 9% work in finance and another 9% are in the high tech industry.