Earlier this week came surprising news that Microsoft’s bought LinkedIn, the social network aimed at professional networking and job hunters. The social network is apparently worth $26.2 billion, with Microsoft paying $196 a share in an all-cash deal. (Disclosure: I’m currently working for a contractor that does some work with Microsoft.) This comes as good news for LinkedIn, … Read moreLinkedIn is worth $26 billion… who knew?
Here’s a look at, and my thoughts on, my current social media usage. Facebook Some months ago, I shut down the Facebook page I made for this blog. Facebook’s limited the “organic” (normal, non-curated) reach of pages to nearly zero, even for those that liked the page. The idea is to get users to pay for “boosting” a post’s visibility … Read moreMy social network usage (Spring 2016)
As everyone knows, social media networks dominate online life for most Internet users these days, with Facebook and Twitter the dominant ones. I thought I’d write up my feelings and experiences so far about the social networks I use. Most of the ones I use can be reached via the links section in the left sidebar. Facebook … Read moreA look at my social network usage (Summer 2014)
Today comes news that once-influential social network Digg is basically being sold off in parts to several entities: the Washington Post (its staff), professional social networking site LinkedIn (for its patents), and a company called Betaworks (for the domain name, data, and whatever else is left). While Digg made some dubious decisions, it still seems … Read moreDigg digs its own grave, sold off for parts
This week, I learned that career-oriented social network LinkedIn has made a few questionable changes involving sharing of user information. Particularly, they’ve set up an “opt-out” sharing scheme with advertisers to link some user information to various ads. There’s more on this, including the less-than-straightforward way to opt out, here: http://brandimpact.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/a-box-you-want-to-uncheck-on-linkedin/ Seriously, not a good … Read moreTech thoughts: LinkedIn privacy issues