A Tale of 4 Researchers, a PhD Candidate and Me: If being found is important…consider where your profiles rank

A Tale of 4 Researchers, a PhD Candidate and Me: If being found is important...consider where your profiles rank

Given we’ve looked at the membership of popular professional, academic and researcher focused social platforms, it’s time to consider other factors that should come in to play when you prioritise what platforms to join. A crucial factor should be what platforms are likely to rank well in search results when people search for you. Basically: … Continue reading

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Comparing Membership For LinkedIn, Viadeo & Tianji, Xing, Academia.edu and ResearchGate (April 2014)

Comparing Membership LinkedIn,Viadeo & Tianji, Xing, Academia.edu and ResearchGate

I’m gearing up to do some presentations in May, one will be an updated repeat of the co-presentation I did with ECU’s Research Librarian Getting found using social media to build your research profile, the second will be a an extension focusing on content: where you can share your work and activities. As a result, … Continue reading

Visualising The Ratios of LinkedIn Profiles By Industry For Locations: Anywhere, Australia, Western Australia (April 2014) [Infographic]

Visualising the Ratios of LinkedIn Profiles by Industry for Locations: April 2014 [infographic]

Now that I’ve recorded the numbers and percentages of LinkedIn profiles retrieved for each of the 147 industries for April 2014: anywhere, in Australia and in Western Australia; it’s time to update the infographic visualising the ratios.

Quick Overview: What industries are on LinkedIn? [April 2014]

Quick Overview: What industries are on LinkedIn {April 2014)

This is an update of the Quick Overview: What industries are on LinkedIn?  post I did in August 2013, looking at how many profiles are retrieved for each of the 147 industries on LinkedIn. There are now 250,000,000 members on LinkedIn (LinkedIn About Us (Accessed 28 April 2014)), in Australia there are now over 5 … Continue reading

Getting found using social media to build your research profile [Presentation]

Getting found using social media to build your research profile

Presentation title: Getting found using social media to build your research profile Presentation summary: Have you thought about your online profile? There are so many options that will help you to get found and network with others (e.g. LinkedIn, Academia.edu, ResearchGate and more). But where do you start? Do you know what option(s) will be … Continue reading

Tip: When writing an activity update on LinkedIn

Tip: When writing an activity update on LinkedIn

Following on from my post about the limits on the additional fields displayed when you share a link in an activity update, Tip: When Including URLs In LinkedIn Status Updates, here’s one about the character limit for the LinkedIn activity update field and where it truncates… Character limit on field: The LinkedIn activity update field (equivalent … Continue reading

Academia.edu: I kind of <3 you right now

Looking at the source code on a page on the Academia.edu site and what’s this I see? ASCII art in the comments and a note that you’re hiring? It’s beautiful: I LOVE it.

Visualising the Ratios of LinkedIn Profiles by Industry for Locations: Anywhere, Australia, Western Australia [infographic]

Visualising the Ratios of LinkedIn Profiles by Industry for Locations: Anywhere, Australia, Western Australia

Having recorded the numbers and calculated percentages of LinkedIn profiles retrieved for each of the 147 industries in the LinkedIn Advanced Search feature in my post general overview of industries on LinkedIn, I’ve decided to visualise this information to explore the ratios of LinkedIn profiles retrieved for a given industry, in each of the 3 … Continue reading

Quick Overview: What industries are on LinkedIn? [August 2013]

I’ve been getting a bit curious about the industries on LinkedIn and the ratio of people within those industries. There is no easy way to get a summary of this information and LinkedIn’s own Advanced Search feature returns idiosycratic results, as I’ll explain below. What we do know: 2 new members join LinkedIn every second … Continue reading

Quick Overview of Professional Profile and People-In-Business Focused Networking Sites

If you are an Australian professional and looking to connect with other professionals, either nationally or internationally, it looks like LinkedIn is your best bet so far. LinkedIn: Global: 200,000,000 as at last LinkedIn announcement 9 January 2013, as at today’s date (26 August 2013) LinkedIn’s About Us page states “Welcome to LinkedIn, the world’s … Continue reading