I must confess, in my early days on Twitter, I trawled for followers by asking others to help be reach some round-numbered goal. But I've realized how desperate I may have sounded for approval, for achievement.
There is a time bomb in your company that you had better defuse. It's your failure to be clear about, or even consider, ownership of the business connections represented by social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
I nearly shouted. "Everyone says the same things -- savvy, strategic, seasoned, results-oriented, hard-charging, self-motivated, blah blah blah. Adjectives aren't going to do it. You're going to have to tell your story."
I thought it would be beneficial, informative, and maybe even fun to do a series where I interview several of these social media mavens. I would translate their best ideas on how to leverage LinkedIn to help meet your professional and personal goals.
If your firm is not fully engaged with each of these powerful tools, it is a losing effort to both attract new clients and retain existing ones. These platforms work because users are so addicted to them and it's now time for financial services firms and others to get addicted to them too.
Is it possible there is some truth to the ascension of our own spirit by way of this support system we know as the "stairway"? What would it take to purify the soul in order to begin progression of such journey while here on Earth?
So was there some functional or scalability benefit to Linkedin in designing the 500 threshold or was Linkedin trying to encourage exactly the competitive behavior that motivated me to add contacts at a rapid clip?
Recent news stories have announced as part of your ability to gain employment with some companies, perspective employers are demanding your Facebook password -- and now everyone thinks it's a big deal.