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Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Weiner’

President Obama Tackling Jobs Issue on LinkedIn Today

President Obama is taking questions now for a LinkedIn town hall meeting scheduled for today at 2pm ET. The focus is jobs and the economy and you can click here to submit your questions.

The President is in Mountain View, CA for the event, where he will also talk about the American Jobs Act and speak to a live audience.

The President has notably used Facebook and Twitter to answer questions and address Americans on the nation’s issues. LinkedIn has been singled out by a lot of users as a resource for job hunting, so the topic and the forum go together. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner will be hosting.

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How Are You Using LinkedIn Groups?

Lots of people use LinkedIn for business purposes according to comments we’ve received on one of our earlier LinkedIn posts and CEO Jeff Weiner, who addressed the topic when the social networking site reached 100 million users.

With some help from our brave intern Mona Zhang (who did a lot of research), we found a few useful PR groups on LinkedIn. Click through to take a look. And, of course, feel free to go to the comments to add any others you think are worth checking out.

But taking a closer look, it appears a lot of the LinkedIn groups offer opportunities for members to discuss questions about best practices and other PR issues, or offer tips and advice to those in need. In other words, it looks a lot like Quora. So we’re wondering, how else are you using LinkedIn groups? We’d like to do a follow-up post to gather up your thoughts and share on the site, so once again, the comments section is open.

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LinkedIn: Just Like Facebook or Twitter, But No One Hangs Out There Much

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner was no doubt partying like it was 2004 last week when his business social networking site, valued at $9 billion, launched the biggest initial public offering in recent memory. By the time you are reading this, Friday morning, traders will be able to use options as well.

National Public Radio got so excited about the IPO that it suggested this is another tech bubble, just like 2000.

So who is next? Besides Internet radio Pandora, and the usual hints about heavyweights Facebook, Twitter and Groupon, most signs point to Mountain View, California social gamer Zynga, maker of Mafia Wars, FarmVille, CaféWorld and the like, which is expanding so quickly it recently hired 800 new employees. 800! Rumored value: $10 billion.

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LinkedIn Reaches 100 Million Members. But How Often Do They Visit?

A screenshot from the LinkedIn 100 million member infographic.

To celebrate reaching 100 million members, LinkedIn has created a helpful infographic and is sending personal notes to its first one million members. Racepoint Group has posted an example of the letter on its blog.

About a month ago, we did a story about the lack of time that LinkedIn members are spending on the site. In a post on the social network’s blog, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner gives a few examples of how the site helped people start a business or find a job. Ultimately, he writes, “We’re making great progress toward our ultimate goal: to connect all of the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful.” The post doesn’t discuss the visiting habits of those 100 million people.

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