Which Social Networks are for Entrepreneurs?

Startup Professionals Musings

Social networking is indeed the new business networking. Since I’ve been lurking around the various social networks for the last year or so, I’ve learned a few things, so I thought it would be helpful to clue you in on current networking cultures, and how they map into the business networking scene. Every social network, including MySpace, claims to be a mecca for business people to network and sell products.

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. In reality, it doesn’t matter whether you are preparing an online profile for your favorite social network, or a written resume (Curriculum Vitae) in the old-fashioned sense, you need to make certain that it helps your case rather than hurts it. Tags: wikipedia social network resume business


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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. In reality, it doesn’t matter whether you are preparing an online profile for your favorite social network, or a written resume (Curriculum Vitae) in the old-fashioned sense, you need to make certain that it helps your case rather than hurts it. social network entrepreneur LinkedIn resume business

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. Social networking can be a tricky sea to navigate, and when companies make social gaffes on popular social media sites, the results can take much effort to correct. Thinking Aloud Jenny Ta reputation manage social medi

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. I’m a technology follower from the early days of the Internet, so a couple of years ago I decided to dive into this new world and check it out (who even heard of blogging or mashups ten years ago). Twitter for business and networking is ‘hot’.

Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

Both Sides of the Table

Social Networks: Past, Present & Future. 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? We have been using social networks for 25+ years. The Bridge Between Online Services & The Internet.

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?

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. Having used just about every service out there, tried my hand in helping build one , and being immersed in social feeds for the last decade, I wanted to weigh in on where things might be going. 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.

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.

It’s Time to Make a Commitment to Accessibility and Inclusiveness in Social Networks

Austin Startup

link] Is this a live radio app or is it a voice social network? Although this by itself could be the core value of an app, we incorporated a social radio aspect to it. Was the social interaction aspect the central component or the freedom to enjoy audio content. With just an internet connection, you can always find someone to talk to However, as tempting as it is, we can’t declare victory and say that our product is complete.

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? Online Social Networking 25 Years Ago: CompuServc, Prodigy & The Well. And so it goes with social networking. The Bridge Between Online Services & The Internet: AOL.

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. While I still believe this to be a fundamentally sound way to view social media use, I see a future that contains a shift in this thinking as well. Social Media Amazon Buy.com eBay Etsy Facebook Shoply

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 Now, if you accept that my basic networking statement is true, then you must surely also come to the realization that it’s not a numbers game – well, actually it is, but it’s not a “get lots of followers game.”.

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. If a blogger or friend recommends a product on one of their social channels, you can click a link, view the product and make a purchase within minutes. Companies have to incorporate social strategies into their marketing efforts in order to compete.

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.

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. Passing through the different difficult phases of the Internet, where the connection was through the telephone cable and then through the television cable. How do they better the internet connection?

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.&#.

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. Our goal is to help protect the Internet forever from bad laws, monopolies, and bad actions. When the internet is in danger and we need millions of people to act, the League will ask its members to broadcast an action.

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. What I find most exciting about a platform such as RocketHub is the variety of projects, from a one-man-band in New York to social entrepreneurs in Panama. RocketHub wants to empower the people behind the projects, and leverage their social networks to get more done.

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.

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. Today, most personnel organizations readily admit that they already use the Internet to validate what they see in your written resume.

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. At the same time, acquisition opportunities will expand as large existing companies, unable to keep up with the pace of innovation in these emerging Internet markets, will “innovate&# by buying startups. Show and talk at conferences, be on lots of blogs, use social networks and build a brand.

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

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

Mobile Internet Apple Facebook


The report consists of: The Mobile Internet Report Summary Slides – a 92-slide presentation that provides highlights on the key themes The Mobile Internet Report Key Themes – a 659-slide presentation that drills down a bit more The Mobile Internet Report – a 424 page report which explores 8 major themes in depth and includes the two aforementioned slide presentations + related overview text Some interesting things as I was going through it. social networking, etc.

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. I did some scouting through the Internet to find any academic studies on the subject, and here are a few tidbits: Everyone needs at least one friend. Tags: Facebook social networks business

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. Maybe you have also heard a lot of Internet terms, but are not sure you can explain how, when, and why they are relevant to your business success. Here is a quick test of your real Internet savvy. See how many of the following “new” Internet concepts you recognize, and can explain in terms of value to your business.

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. One thing that can waste time is the confusion that occurs when an Internet marketer does not know what the next stage of the project is. by Sam Mauzy.

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. Myspace was social networking – it had won, apparently… Blackbery had stitched up the hand held internet enabled smart phone market… Geocites was the way we’d all have our own websites… then came blogging. Life moves a bit more quickly.

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.

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. I want Lunch or Hunch or whoever is going to solve this problem to hurry up and sack the incumbents and spill the blood of the outdated, crappy UGC Internet. Recommendation Slicing. It’s one you know well.

Latest digital marketing trends to give a boost to your business

The Startup Magazine

It is the most mainstream marketing strategy because the everyday use of the internet and social media has become the most significant source of influencing the audience displaying the intended product.

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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. According to comScore Media Metrix, out of the countries monitored by comScore Canada, Israel and the US are the top three consumers of Internet per capita and time spent online.

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.

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. It’s pretty simple to record and syndicate audio content from your desktop or mobile device and broadcast it live – or recorded as audio podcasts – across social networks.

TT vs YT: TikTok facing the wrath, ratings drop drastically after YouTuber Carry Minati’s viral video

Our Own Start-up

many of the TikTok influencers have Initiated an outrage for social media users for promoting problematic contents. News Amir Siddiqui Google information technology Internet Social Networking tiktok tiktok content tiktok creator youtube vs tiktok YouTubersTikTok Lite has been exposed even more with the rating dropping to 1.1 on the play store.

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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. As you can see from the charts below the mobile share of internet traffic share is up over 3x in under a year and time spent on social media is up 37% year on year to 121.1bn minutes in the month of July – I think that is a US figure.

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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?

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. At least 66% of Internet users watch at least one video per month online. Tags: webTV Internet video entrepreneur startup business

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. We have seen major social networks like MySpace, Friendster or Orkut closed and others like Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIN transform our habits on the internet. In addition, the professionalization of Social Media has promoted the creation of several jobs, hitherto unknown, around marketing strategies in social networks.

Winklevoss syndrome

Start Up Blog

The idea of a social network has nothing to do with the act of building and populating a social network. entrepreneurship connect-u connectu court cases entrepreneurs facebook harvard Ideas internet Mark Zuckerberg media silicon valley social networking social networks startups technologyYou may have heard of the Winklevoss Brothers. They’re two of the luckiest people on the planet.