Which Social Networks are for Entrepreneurs?

Startup Professionals Musings

Social networking is indeed the new business networking. Every social network, including MySpace, claims to be a mecca for business people to network and sell products. Here is the big gorilla of social networks, now exceeding 500 million members worldwide.

Social Networks Make Resumes Obsolete

Startup Professionals Musings

Today, most personnel organizations readily admit that they already use the Internet to cross-check what they see in your written resume. Tags: wikipedia social network resume business

Build the Right Social Network Resume for Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Today, most personnel organizations readily admit that they already use the Internet to cross-check what they see in your written resume. social network entrepreneur LinkedIn resume business

The Best Social Network is the one you have with you

Eric Friedman

After reading the recent Chris Hughes Op-Ed in the NYTimes about Facebook I have been thinking about social networks. To me this is the perfect way to think about the future of social networks, feeds, and where you interact with your friends. My social folder May 2019.

4 Ways Social Networks Can Boost A Company’s Reputation


For many companies, the ability to strike the right tone on social networks is a key way for managers, marketing departments, and owners to reach customers and ensure that a great reputation isn’t a company’s best kept secret. By Jenny Q.

How Social Networks Impact Buying Decisions And The Modern Consumer Society


Social media recommendations induced an average of 26 percent of purchases in 2014, according to a study by Mckinsey and Company. Consumers are beginning to trust social media more and more for their buying decisions. Social referrals. Social Media accessibility.

Name the Big Three Social Networks for Business

Startup Professionals Musings

With the advent of social networking sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, Internet usage has totally morphed, from a serious business medium, to a social and fun medium that still means business. Twitter for business and networking is ‘hot’.

On social network transience and profitability

The Equity Kicker

We want to be a social network. Facebook and LinkedIn are highly profitable free social networks, but I can’t think of any others. Four or five years ago the list of free social networks that were popular but not making money was equally long, but totally different. Bonus extra : When he’s not writing about social networks Derek Powazek edits a quarterly book of true stories and original art called Fray.

The Internet Defense League

Feld Thoughts

I just joined the Internet Defense League. Think of it as the cat signal for the Internet. You’ll see a signup at the top of this blog, or just go to the Internet Defense League site. Networks cat signal internet internet defense league internet freedom networks Politics

Social Networking and Business Value


Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities. Individuals use social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Plaxo as career-advancing tools, even more useful in a down economy. Can social networking be a money-maker for companies?

What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

Both Sides of the Table

I recently spoke at Caltech at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking,&# the 30-minute video is here and the PowerPoint presentation is here on DocStoc ). What are the big trends that will drive the next phase of social networks?

How the Need for Growth Failed Our Social Network Experience

This is going to be BIG.

It wasn't my fault, though--because the app itself, like all social networks, succeed around growth. Networks are always telling you who from your contacts has joined and recommends you follow new accounts, even though you still only have two eyeballs in your head and 24 hours in the day. The end result is that each person's connection to you in an ever increasingly connected network becomes more and more tenuous. Decided to follow no more than 250 people on Twitter.

Social Networks Will Become Marketplaces

Duct Tape Marketing

Social Networks Will Become Marketplaces This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. For the last few years I’ve been promoting the idea that social networks are like outposts, in many respects, best suited to point the way to your hub or main content site.

Two Ways to Make Social Networking Really Pay

Duct Tape Marketing

Two Ways to Make Social Networking Really Pay This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. The reality is that you make social networking pay the way you’ve always made networking pay – by focusing on two things – who you can help and who can help you. (If

Openness and social networking


As you know, I am a huge believer in open standards and that open standards (over time) will usually prevail over proprietary, closed networks. And my one wish from a social networking perspective was to really be able to manage all of my relationships from various networks and my interests from one meta-application. Check here if you want your music to be shared on this network and not the other one, etc.

Governments or Social Networks?

Venture Chronicles

French President kicked off the gathering in Paris, hailing the assembled players as the leaders of the “Internet revolution&# , but warning that with their power comes great responsibility. He hailed the role of the Internet in helping protestors organise recent Arab uprisings such as the revolutions in Tunisia and but insisted it must be underpinned by “values&# and “rules.&#.

Internet Services That Are Taking The Internet By Fiber


Computers and the Internet are technologies that have helped us simplify our work and also have contributed greatly towards the other developments too. So anything that enhances the experience of the Internet has to be considered equally important. Others fibre broadband Internet

REAL Lessons of The Social Network

Growthink Blog

box office of over $84 million “ The Social Network ,” – the movie about Mark Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook – is just another example of the public’s fascination with social networking and young billionaires, not necessarily in that order. Thiel is part of the famous PayPal Mafia - former founders of PayPal and their friends that travel in the rarefied Silcon Valley air of next generation Internet ideas and technologies. At a current U.S.

Leveraging your social networks for crowdfunding success [Guest post by RocketHub]

VC Cafe

With the advent of modern social networking (and sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.), we are more connected to our extended network of friends and supporters than ever before. Crowdfunding is hard work, but it can be very rewarding, both financially and socially.

How Impressive Is Your Public Resume On The Internet?

Startup Professionals Musings

The real “resume” that you have to live with is everything that you or anyone else has posted about you on any site on the Internet. You can’t hide, since no Internet presence will always be a negative.

How To Monetize a Social Network: MySpace and Facebook Should Follow TenCent


“Little Joe never once gave it away Everybody had to pay and pay” — Lou Reed, Walk on the Wild Side The consensus seems to be that social networks have a monetization problem. advertising casual games Internet social networking Uncategorized video Virtual Goods Avatars Digital Items Facebook MySpace social network

New Rules for the New Internet Bubble

Steve Blank

We’re now in the second Internet bubble. This next wave of web startups; Social Networks and Mobile Applications, now reached 100’s of millions of customers. Show and talk at conferences, be on lots of blogs, use social networks and build a brand. Carpe Diem.

More Women. Fewer Trolls. Better Internet [Traction #13: Sandi MacPherson]

View from Seed

Sandi MacPherson, Founder of Quibb, a private community of tech tastemakers sharing professional content and discussions, tells the story of creating an application-only social network. How an application-only model for a social network affects your model and early traction (and why it’s CRUCIAL that Quibb use this model). How Sandi has been able to build a social network where thoughtful, meaningful, and human conversations actually happen in the comments.

Internet Business Lingo Quiz for Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Many of the investors and entrepreneurs I know still don’t realize that they need to use and understand the Internet, even if their business is not e-commerce. Here is a quick test of your real Internet savvy. Social networks. Internet radio.

Internet Friends Won’t Save You or Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

The Internet and social media have totally destroyed the meaning of the word “friend.” Maybe that’s why so many people are hurt or defrauded every day by someone they assumed was their “friend” on the Internet. Tags: Facebook social networks business

Mobile Internet Apple Facebook


More than Mobile Internet I think they had trouble coming up with a name and settled for Mobile Internet even though it isn’t a great choice. social networking, etc.

4 Time Saving Tips For Internet Marketing Entrepreneurs


Internet marketing follows a consistent approach that at its basic roots, starts with creating or obtaining a product and ends with convincing others to purchase this product. Most Internet marketers want to reach the last state as quickly as possible so that they can start earning money.

State of the internet: Mobile and social still big growth drivers

The Equity Kicker

Earlier this week Mary Meeker published an update to her by now legendary internet trends presentation and Nielsen published their Social Media Report 2012. Taken together they tell us clearly that mobile and social are still growing very fast.

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Internet/Media: 5 things that will define 2011

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Some observations from Bipul Sinha about the internet and media industry in 2011. Year of Social Utilities. With over half a billion users and open graph integration, Facebook is the Internet with social graph at its core. This is as much of a game-changer (due to a new distribution model based on the social graph) as going from offline to the Internet was in the 90s. Social Media based Discovery Traffic Breaks Out.

The Social side of the Internet of Things

deal architect

With so much talk about social networks, E2.0, collaboration etc, it was a nice reminder from Kim Nash about the Internet of Things - sensors , robots, RFID tags etc. As many episodes from my book extracted below show, they

The internet lives in Dog years

Start Up Blog

The internet is a bit like dogs. As Facebook is currently being touted to be, then I love to remind the pundit just a little bit about the history of the internet. Life moves a bit more quickly.

New Pew Internet data–Twitter growing, but Facebook still teens’ favourite

The Equity Kicker

As you can see from the latest Pew Internet research Facebook is still used by far more teenagers than any other social sites, and that they were used by more teenagers in 2012 than in 2011. Social networks

How to Choose a Programming Language as a Tech Startup

The Startup Magazine

Let’s face it – you’re probably an excellent salesperson, a great networker and a capable businessman, but software development is a whole other story.

Making the Internet Smarter at Helping Us

Both Sides of the Table

The Internet has a problem. I like his tagline a lot, “Hunch personalized the Internet.&# Sliced by social graph – The obvious place to start is my social graph. Our social networks are filled with our friends, sure. Recommendation Slicing.

The Internet Might Kill Us All

Steve Blank

Ben and his partner Marc Andreessen (the founder of Netscape and author of the first commercial web browser on the Internet ) are the definition of Smart Money. Their firm, Andreessen/Horowtiz , has been prescient enough to invest in social networks, consumer and mobile applications and the cloud long before others. I’ve followed them with a few observations about the Internet that may help frame the scope of the debate. The Internet May Liberate Us.

Israelis Are Additicted to the Internet

VC Cafe

I sraelis spend more time on the Internet more than almost every other country (apart from Canada), according to the latest eMarketer report on UK Internet Users and Usage.

2011 Consumer Internet Predictions

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Before I try gazing into my crystal ball to see what 2011 will bring for the consumer internet industry, let me first see how I did on last years predictions: 1. Social games overflow out of Facebook. While the amount of social gaming on other social networks, especially the Asian networks, has significantly increased over the course of the year, the vast majority of social gaming still takes place on Facebook. A little social shopping anyone?

Create Your Own Live Internet Radio Show With Spreaker


If you always wanted to create your own live web-based radio show but have no idea how to do it, here’s a simple and elegant solution for you – Spreaker ( www.spreaker.com ) is an audio platform that allows anyone to create, broadcast and share audio across the Internet easily.

Internet Video is Hot, But Not a Money-Maker Yet

Startup Professionals Musings

The buzz on the Internet these days is that if you want traffic, your website better have video. They point to YouTube as the big gorilla, but also social networking with video (Bebo), and video job sites (VisualCV). One large Internet information provider, comScore , says U.S.

The 4 Most Popular Jobs In Social Media


A few years ago social networks boomed, causing changes in the way people socialize, but also how companies approached marketing. Today we discuss the four most popular s ocial media jobs in the world of social networks: Social Media Strategist.

Snapchat hits 200M snaps per day, raises a new round.

Lightspeed Venture Partners

2013 Consumer Internet Social Networks start-up snapchat Start-ups We met Evan and Bobby, the founders of Snapchat, in March 2012. We were mesmerized.

The State of Venture Capital and the Internet

Both Sides of the Table

I was asked to speak about the topic of “what is going on in the venture capital world and what is the next big thing after social networking?”. Future of VC Internet – Tough topic, but what the heck? Early today I gave a keynote at the VCJ Venture Alpha conference here in San Francisco. Next week I promised to follow up on PE Hub , one of the main journals VCs read about our industry, with a detail description of some specifics that are happening.

Increase Sales Using Social Media – Growth Hacks That Work

The Startup Magazine

You need to establish good relations with your customers in order to generate more sales and social media is the best place to find and attract new audiences. 2- Leverage The Power of Social Selling Tools. This makes your task of selling easier on social media.