It’s official (in my world) that LinkedIn is now being used by men (and maybe women too) as a dating site.
Who could blame them? It’s a social network and it’s free. Why pay for membership when you can prowl up to your third degree connections? Send a request to connect and you’re in. You can now send messages – again, for free.
Just a few hours ago, yet another Facebook feature was released – embedding photos on comments. It’s a no-brainer for Facebook users. Great! Now, will you be using this feature often? If so, how can you leverage this beyond the personal engagement with friends? Here are some suggestions.
On Klout, it’s all about engagement. This is what I’ve seen for the past few months I’ve been monitoring my influence score. It’s also about the type of content, when it is posted, and how frequent you publish. It does sound complicated and difficult to juggle. The truth is, it can be.
So, how do you improve your Klout score, or at least keep it steady, enough to keep your influence?
“What’s your email address?”, a business contact asks. And I say, “I don’t have one. But, you can contact me through your preferred social network. LinkedIn perhaps?” Silence. He looks at me as if I was from the dark ages, hesitates, and says, “What do you mean you don’t have an email address? Everybody has one.”
I’m transitioning out of email. I’ve just begun and I know it will take time before I accomplish this crazy feat. But, why in heavens name am I doing this?
I start my day by checking emails, Facebook posts and notifications, tweets, RSS feeds from my favorite websites, forum messages from groups and the list goes on. It is overwhelming and considering I have several emails, engaging with a lot of my contacts is a challenge.
Picture this. Log in to one account then log out. Log in again to another then log out. Maybe open 2 browsers so I can have a couple of them open at the same time. If that doesn’t make you feel stressed, I don’t know what else will.