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Personalized invitations in LinkedIn’s Mobile App became available on iOS and Android smartphones on December 17, 2015. Yay!
A hat tip and Thank You to Stuart Rosenthal for tweeting me and Imrich Tatiersky when this important LinkedIn Mobile App feature went live!
Tweet From Stuart Rosenthal on LinkedIn’s Mobile App
Here are step-by-step instructions for iOS / iPhones when personalizing our LinkedIn Invitations with the latest version of LinkedIn’s Mobile App.
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IMPORTANT UPDATE (01/08/16): LinkedIn’s mobile app made personalized invitations available in mid-December 2016.
LinkedIn’s mobile app is much improved. But, we can’t personalize LinkedIn Invitations in the latest release. Yet.
Didn’t my last post describe step-by-step instructions on personalizing our LinkedIn Connection Requests with LinkedIn’s Mobile App? Yes.
Those instructions are no longer valid. Here’s what I learned from a failed experiment.
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Around six (6) weeks ago, I published this post criticizing LinkedIn for not updating its Project Voyager Mobile App so LinkedIn members can customize or personalize their LinkedIn Connection Requests / LinkedIn Invitations.
I Made A Mistake. We can customize or personalize our LinkedIn Connection Requests / LinkedIn Invitations from our mobile phones.
Here are step-by-step instructions and screenshots for personalizing our LinkedIn Invitations from LinkedIn’s Mobile App.
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Sara Randazzo, a Wall Street Journal reporter, published this article, Jobless Graduates Who Sued Law Schools Find Little Success in Court.
She shares how Law School Class of 2011 and 2012 J.D.’s from New York Law School, Florida Coastal School of Law, Hofstra Law, Cooley Law School, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, DePaul University College of Law, Widener University School of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and others filed class action lawsuits against their their alma maters for consumer fraud.
These unhappy graduates claimed their law schools mislead them about their post-graduation employment prospects (direct article quotes):
Disgruntled law-school graduates who filed suits accusing their alma maters of deceiving them about their chances of landing a well-paying job haven’t had much success in court.
More than a dozen class actions were filed in 2011 and 2012, but courts across the country have knocked out the lawsuits one by one, including a recent dismissal in Florida. Only a few remain.
I sense this frustration because the jobless recovery is real. Statistical analysis and employment research proves white collar jobs for undergraduates and graduate program students started disappearing in 2002.
There’s Good News. I see opportunity for these unemployed attorneys. I see solo entrepreneurs with legal expertise to offer clients. Here are three (3) online platform ideas so unemployed lawyers as well as practicing ones can land their own clients and market themselves.
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I think I pissed off The Wall Street Journal Technology Team. Last night, I unsuccessfully published a comment to Deepa Seetharaman‘s great article, LinkedIn Gets Boost From Mobile, Overseas Users.
Google Chrome issues continue rearing its ugly head whenever I comment on blog posts or articles in The WSJ, LinkedIn, or Medium. Great. Now, I’m blacklisted as a spammer for multiple publishing attempts.
Here’s the comment I intended to post at The Wall Street Journal. The following quote contains modifications because I’m exceeding the 1000 character limit in WSJ’s commenting system:
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(Updated November 28, 2015) Please refer to my post, LinkedIn Mobile App Hack: 5 Easy Steps To Personal Connection Requests: How to customize LinkedIn Invitations with LinkedIn’s Mobile App.
The Wall Street Journal, Venture Beat, and ZDNet published stories about LinkedIn’s improved and revamped LinkedIn Mobile App. Each article ignores an important, missing feature to improve the LinkedIn mobile user experience.
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Here are 37 reasons I believe Twitter should keep the 140-character count constraint. Please help me get this list to 140.
Please abide by one (1) rule. Your reason(s) must be 140 characters or less (including the number). For example, Reason #1 equals 11 characters. Here’s the link to The Twitter Character Counter Tool I used to help me write this post.
Please share your ideas in the comments with your Twitter handle (mine is @tonyfaustino).
I’ll do my part to share your ideas with my following as we collectively work to reach 140 reasons.
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This post contains self-promotion. But, please stay to share in the great news at Social Media ReInvention.
When good things happen, it’s important to reflect and express gratitude.
The Social Media ReInvention Community continues earning important news media mentions and credibility you generously support it. Thank YOU for investing your time in our growing community and sharing my work with your family, friends, and colleagues.
I can’t thank you enough. May your respective 2015’s be filled with many blessings for you and your families 🙂 (more…)
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eMarketer published on August 31st: Does Your Marketing Influence B2B Decision-Makers? — Word-of-mouth is a winner—marketing, not so much.
The article shared important and discouraging insights for B2B (business-to-business) content marketers:
Word-of-mouth is a key driver, with businesspeople looking to friends in the industry and other third-party experts ahead of traditional or digital marketing resources.
Nearly two in five respondents said their professional network was the No. 1 most influential source at purchasing time. Industry experts came in second place, followed by internal influencers. Vendor-supplied content was a distant fourth, with just 14% of responses.
I’ll address the B2B content marketing implications later in this post.
For now, let’s dive into two (2) key issues: (1) A B2B buyer’s professional network important influence in the outcomes of six- to seven-figure business deals / complex sales and (2) LinkedIn’s immediate importance in the B2B buyer journey. (more…)
Bolota Asmeron, a member of the Linkedin Elite Centipede outs on a temporary Linkedin tattoo before the start of the 2010 Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco.
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Important Note: An intelligent and thought-provoking discussion from The Writing on LinkedIn Group inspired this latest post. Matt Sekol initiated the discussion thread, Where’s The Traditional Blog. It’s people like Matt Sekol (and many others) who reaffirm my belief and commitment to why The Writing on LinkedIn Group is one of the most important, intelligent, and enjoyable communities for engaging with and learning from like-minded individuals within LinkedIn.
Last week, I read Alexandra Samuel’s thoughtful post on Harvard Business Review: Have LinkedIn and Medium Killed the Old-Fashioned Blog? Almost three years ago and 1 million Linkedin writers later, LinkedIn launched its self-described definitive publishing platform.
I submitted a comment stating why limiting our self-publishing investments to third-party platforms like LinkedIn’s Publishing Platform and Medium without investing in a self-hosted, personal website or personal blog is a career and business mistake.
Here are more detailed thoughts expanding on my comment in Alexandra’s post. (more…)