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If Your Net Worth Is Your Network LinkedIn’s New App Is Worth It’s Weight In Gold

December 2nd, 2015 by Tech Staff

Like Facebook, LinkedIn’s new app is centered around a central feed, which shows you updates from people in your network and content they are sharing on LinkedIn. Similar to Facebook’s News Feed, the app filters which updates you’ll see based on what you’re most likely to be interested in — and the company says the feature will get better over time as you use the app more.

 

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Outside of the feed, there’s a “My Network” section, which serves up suggested people you may know, as well as cards with bite-sized updates about your connected friends, such as work anniversaries and new jobs. If that sounds familiar, that’s because it’s similar to LinkedIn’s Connected app, which revolves around updates like these.

The updated app also includes the newly-refreshed messaging features and an overhauled search feature that LinkedIn says is 300% faster than the previous app.

All of the new features are available now on iOS and Android.

 

 

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LinkedIn Is Paying Out $13 Million…Find Out If LinkedIn Owes You Money

October 5th, 2015 by Tech Staff

Did you receive a random email from LinkedIn on Friday?  Well, like thousands of others – you’re apart of a $13 million dollar class-action lawsuit that could potentially get you paid!

LinkedIn has agreed to pay out $13 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought a couple of years back following complaints that the company was sending out too many emails to users and without their consent.

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The suit, filed in California, focused on the professional networking site’s Add Connections feature that lets users import their personal contacts so LinkedIn can then send out invitation emails suggesting they connect through the service.

Basically, if a recipient failed to respond to the invitation by a certain time, the company would then send out up to two additional emails prompting the invitee to make a decision about whether to connect.  A couple of extra messages landing in the Inbox may not sound like a big deal, but lack of clarity in the site’s terms of service about these follow-up emails resulted in the lawsuit, one which has ended up costing the Silicon Valley-based firm $13 million.

 

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And here’s the good news for LinkedIn members – if you were using the service between September 2011 and October 2014 and you used the Add Connections feature at the center of the dispute, you should take a close look at the email sent out by the company in the last few days. If you can’t find it, or you simply trashed it without taking a second, or even first, look, then hit this webpage set up by the suit’s lawyers to see if you’re eligible for a portion of the payout.

 

Check your email to see if you’ve received this notice or click here to see your eligibility as apart of this class action lawsuit.  Were you getting too many annoying emails? Share your LinkedIn spam story below!

 

Was this information useful for you?  Make sure you connect with DivasandDorks on LinkedIn (We’re hiring you know!) today!

 

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Make Your LinkedIn Profile Irresistible In 5 Steps (Infographic)

April 9th, 2013 by Lifestyle Staff

 Make Your LinkedIn Profile Irresistible

Make Your LinkedIn Profile Irresistible

Are you looking to make your LinkedIn profile more attractive to recruiters?  Maybe you’re looking for a new challenge or even your very first job out of college.  If you’re looking to stand out online, we have five useful tips to make your professional profile irresistible to hiring managers on LinkedIn below.

 

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1. Keywords in your profile

Search engine optimization is a key element of your LinkedIn profile. Add specific keywords aligned with you skills to help highlight potential items employers might be searching for like ‘social media manager’ or ‘website designer.’ Also, scatter the important keywords organically throughout your profile.

(Refrain from using any adventurous overused terms like ninja, guru, maverick or superhero – as recruiters might not want to take you away from your crime fighting duties!)

 

 

2. What do you want to be seen as?

What’s your personal brand about? Are you an expert in social media marketing? Or a freelance writer? Make sure your headline and personal tag accurately depict who you are, as well as aligning your personal brand across your profile and resume.

 

 

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3. Tell us your story

Everyone loves a good story, what’s yours? How did you get where you are today? Find a way to explain that concisely in a way that makes you look interesting and motivated. Do you have a plan for where you want to get to?

 

 

4. Use a professional profile photo

First impressions matter and your cover photo sends a strong message about who you are. Make sure you have a professional looking photo to compliment your profile. Avoid any casual circumstance pictures from a party, wedding or any other group shots for that matter. And the worst thing you can do is have no cover photo at all which screams you don’t care about your profile and professional appearance. And unless you really are a ninja or an actor that portrays some kind of super-hero, avoid any cosplay!

 

5. Use your personal profile link

While on your LinkedIn profile page, have you ever noticed the web address or URL has some strange characters and looks funny? For example my funny looking LinkedIn URL is:
http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=114891125&trk=tab_pro

Rookies make the mistake of sharing that weird URL, where instead, make sure to use your unique LinkedIn URL when sharing your profile, which includes your name. Everyone has a unique LinkedIn profile link, look for it under your profile photo like this:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/danielzeevi

Using this personal LinkedIn page helps strengthen your personal brand with prospective employers and shows you have some sense of what you’re doing online!

What else are you doing to spiffy up your LinkedIn profile?

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Make Your LinkedIn Profile Irresistible

The Banjo App Is The New Vision Of Social Discovery

March 14th, 2013 by Rod

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What is the Banjo App?

Banjo is not new but more than likely new to you.  It is a social discovery app that uses GPS data along with social network info to find nearby contacts/friends.  You might ask why would I want to use this?

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How Does the Banjo App Work?

Banjo populates info from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, FourSquare, Google+, and LinkedIn and keep you updated with your contacts/friends.  It also provides a map view to locate any of your connections near and far, all in real-time.  Banjo even notifies you of any nearby friends.  The app seeks to replace your need to use the fore mentioned apps separately. Banjo is now 4 million users strong!

“Banjo is the fun way to explore what’s happening anywhere in the world right now.”

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In time for the many live events, and friend meet-ups at SXSW, Banjo announced version 3.3 of their app. With this update, event location and content are synced to provide a more “real time” feed. Just because you’re not close to an event, it doesn’t mean that your feed won’t show it.  It shows real-time information from all the social networks at the same time.
In case you didn’t make it out to SXSW this year, you can follow Divas and Dorks Publisher Christen Rochon or any other friends to give you a social feel of what you missed.
The app is free and is available for both Android and iOS.  Check it out and let us know how you like it.

Social Media Networking Reaches Over 200 Million Users On LinkedIn

January 9th, 2013 by Christen

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If you’re a business – savvy, social media user like we are, then you’re undoubtedly apart of the 200 Million + members announced by LinkedIn today.

The business-oriented social network had reported in its last earnings call on Nov. 1 that it topped 187 million members and had been growing at a rate of 10 million to 15 million users per quarter last year. Launched in 2003, LinkedIn passed 100 million members in 2011.  The rapid growth has been linked to a rate of two people joining LinkedIn about every second – that’s 172,800 people joining each day!  No wonder it’s accomplished such rapid growth.

LinkedIn’s network compares with 1 billion-plus for Facebook, more than 500 million for Twitter and more than 500 million for Google Plus.

Did  you know that 74 million users are based in the U.S., 11 million are in the U.K., 7 million are in Canada, 18 million are in India and 11 million are based in Brazil? LinkedIn’s fastest-growing country is Turkey, followed by Colombia and Indonesia. Mobile growth is strongest in China, Brazil, Portugal, India and Italy, in that order.

 

Have you been putting off joining the rest of the world on LinkedIn?  Check out these four reason, why you need to join the social networking site today!

1. To Provide the Google-verse with Positive Information About You – Your prospects, whether potential clients, employers, or partners, are already looking you up online to help them decide whether or not to do business with you.

 

2. To Improve Your Search Engine Optimization and Web Presence – An optimized LinkedIn profile can help connect you with prospects who didn’t know about you previously.

3. To Attract Prospects by Showing Them How You Can Benefit Them – Keep in mind that your LinkedIn profile should be less about you and more about what you can do for your prospects.

4. To Show That You Are a Professional – Your potential prospects will not only be judging your profile by its content but also by the way that content is presented.

 

 

Want to keep up with us on LinkedIn?  Connect with Divas And Dorks on LinkedIn today!

 

 

 

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Was Your LinkedIn Account Hacked? Find Out Here…

June 7th, 2012 by Christen

There’s nothing more exciting than to wake up to front page news announcing a cyberattack that could include your private information among as many as 6.5 million users being exposed online. Worried that your LinkedIn password may be a part of the nearly 6.5 million compromised on Wednesday? Password management firm LastPass has released a secure tool to see if your password was among the stolen.

News first surfaced about the security breach after a Russian hacker said he stole 6,458,020 encrypted LinkedIn passwords and posted them online (without usernames) to prove his feat. The breach comes on the heels of news that LinkedIn’s iOS app potentially violates user privacy by sending detailed calendar entries to its servers.

LinkedIn confirmed that some passwords had become compromised and said it would contact affected users with details on how to change their password.

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Although usernames associated with the passwords were not released, the passwords themselves will surely be used to help reverse-engineer other cryptography systems. We also expect to see these passwords added to dictionary lists of programs that attempt to break into various accounts.

In other words — if you’re a LinkedIn user, no matter how strong your password seemed — it’s a good idea to go ahead and change it.

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