Depending on when you get this, today is a two-for-one day.
I participate in social media for a number of reasons. And I've come to use Twitter and Facebook for two different purposes.
Twitter is becoming a modern form of journalism. Real-time in which I provide the editorial filter. Facebook is more personal, and lets me stay in touch with people I probably otherwise couldn't for reasons of time and distance.
I have begun to get more and more requests to join some people's LinkedIn networks. I haven't yet found the value of LinkedIn - though 80% of businesses now use it as their primary tool for finding candidates.
One of the features on LinkedIn is the ability to give and receive recommendations. In 3 years I've given one and received none. Fairly typical I suspect. And an indicator of the antipathy most people bring to LinkedIn. Obligation as opposed to expectation.
Tonight I read that LinkedIn and Twitter are now connected. And so I thought I'd clean up my LinkedIn profile just in case.
In the process I discovered you can ask for recommendations. From up to 200 people.
I only have 61 connections.
I asked them all.
I'm curious to see how many respond and what comes from this.
I'll let you know.
Or you can join me on LinkedIn and see for yourself.