- Apparently Microsoft attempted to buy LinkedIn for $500m prior to their IPO in 2011 but decided the price was too high. LinkedIn would cost them closer to $35 billion today!
- Sony have collaborated with LinkedIn to produce a business card reading app that synchronises with LinkedIn in the way that CardMunch used to. Does anyone know of any other apps that do the same?
- LinkedIn have announced their 3rd quarter results.
- 332 millions users
- 90 million unique visitors
- 28 billion page views
- 45% growth in revenue
- Analysts impressed with the results but not the outlook!
- LinkedIn have really been pushing skills again with this article being just one of many over the last few weeks.
- I have been very impressed with Conspire, a new FREE service that allows you to manage your contacts by analysing your email activity.
- You can now add attachments to LinkedIn messages. If you want to be notified of such changes by email you can subscribe here
- Publishing on LinkedIn. Is it really worth it? As more people obtain publishing rights on LinkedIn, the number of views per post seems to be dropping for everyone and this makes me question whether they are still worth doing?
Chris Gaborit is just a normal, regular LinkedIn user who started publishing in May and achieved an amazing result with over 300,000 views of the above post (click on it to read the full post) but over the last couple of months he has seen his posts viewed less and less...this seems to be a consistent story for most people.
His average number of views per post has been the following since starting in May;
- May 2014 - 54,911
- June 2014 - 28,260
- July 2014 - 6115
- September - 418
- October - 2696
Maybe we are better off blogging on our own websites and promoting these articles via status updates?
Your views are welcome.
Why are LinkedIn persisting with Skills & endorsements when everyone knows they are a joke?
This question really got me thinking and my conclusion is that the big data that skills give them is something they intend to monetise. Endorsements are merely a red herring designed to encourage us to add more skills to our profiles!
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