Archive for May 19th, 2011
LinkedIn just issued its first stock offering and the market shares went up for now. Today might be a good indicator of the monetary value of Business Networking among investors and those who hold stocks of companies that are going to increase in value with our high tech world.
We have talked about LinkedIn before and discussed the relative value of Social Networking sites. LinkedIn is much more of a Business niche market than places like Twitter or Facebook or MySpace. IM Faceplate and others that we have shared with you are oriented to business applications and the process of Networking. Networking is essential to the Business World! LinkedIn should do well in this market.
LinkedIn provides a legitimate locale on the Net where you can stay current in your industry, make contacts with your colleagues, find jobs and projects or people to fill yours, and to stay in touch with people at the same time. There are enough people who are linked into this Network to make it a thriving community of business people now. It’s the perfect time to do the Stock Offering.
I take LinkedIn much more seriously than the other Social Network sites like Twitter and Facebook. Facebook is improving with added features that makes business interaction easier there. But LinkedIn is more professional and productive in this regard. If you haven’t checked it out yet, go and pay the site a visit. If you are in business on the Net or in the real world, this is one place that should be a second business home for you.
And, by the way, yes, if you are an investor; then this is a worthy addition to your Portfolio. At least for the next year while we still have the Net. There will come a time in the near future when the Grid will be interrupted and communication with anything electronic will cease to exist. Then your connections at the local and regional level will be your only ‘bread and butter’. But until then, you can use LinkedIn for business or profit or both with confidence.