I’m going totally off topic here, because my topic is and always has been real estate. Marketing it, selling it, buying it, being in the business of….
But, in a way, this is about real estate. Internet real estate; virtual real estate I guess you could say.
I’m wondering about the continued viability of LinkedIn as a platform. With the Microsoft takeover, will it simply be raided for it’s database and discarded as yesterdays newspaper?
I read this article, did you see it too? The questions it raised, made me question things.
LinkedIn has launched a number of annoying, email inbox jamming and definitely failed attempts to provoke more active activity from it’s users.
The very fact that it isn’t a social platform dissuades daily use unless you are in the hiring business – precisely because that is what LinkedIn has always been about.
A business platform, designed to put businesses and prospects together. Great for job searches and great for B2B prospecting, too.
I liked that about LinkedIn; it was all I expected from LinkedIn. Was there something else that I missed? I now find myself wondering about that.
When I needed to make a referral, or knew someone looking for a new job; there were all my business contacts to choose from. Have I taken advantage of all that LinkedIn has to offer?
LinkedIn offers a unique platform, but it looks like they failed to embrace that in a meaningful way that pleased stockholders.
Will the Microsoft purchase be a good thing or negatively impact the LinkedIn experience?
WHAT DO YOU THINK? WILL THE MICROSOFT ACQUISITION OF LINKEDIN AFFECT YOU AT ALL?