Facebook creates a “how to” guide for businesses

Facebook creates a “how to” guide for businesses || “Facebook for Business” http://ow.ly/5Oxfq

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Is Google+ compelling enough to undermine Facebook’s 700 million user market lead?

Is Google+ compelling enough to undermine Facebook‘s 700 million user market lead? || “First Look: Google+ and Minuses” http://ow.ly/5uXm3

No matter how you slice it, Google has their work cut out for them.  With 700 million (and growing) users worldwide, Facebook’s market dominance in the social networking and media sector is going to be a challenge for any new entrant – no matter what kind of advantage they bring to the table.

I just passed 1,000 real (i.e., people I actually know) connections on LinkedIn

I just passed 1,000 real (i.e., people I actually know) connections on LinkedIn. Hooray for business-focused social networking.

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[Update: 18-Oct-11]
Now with 1,101 direct contacts my network reaches into some pretty interesting places.  For starters I now have over 280,000 second-degree (i.e., friends of friends) contacts which is a pretty incredible feat in and of itself but I also have more than 8.6 million third-degree connections who can be reached through one of my friend’s friends.  Regrettably – although for obvious reasons – my network is still very United States focused with the top areas of regional access being large domestic metropolitan areas such as Chicago, New York, and San Francisco.  A few days ago I used the LinkedIn Labs InMap experiment to visualize just how my network looks when all of the interconnections are visualized in a single two-dimensional data map.

Check it out.

Your own real-live fake girlfriend for social networks

5 Ways to Cultivate an Active Social Network

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Your own real-live fake girlfriend for social networks – “Cloud Girlfriends teach you how to fake it” http://ow.ly/4p2TF