LinkedIn is worth $26 billion… who knew?

Earlier this week came surprising news that Microsoft’s bought LinkedIn, the social network aimed at professional networking and job hunters. The social network is apparently worth $26.2 billion, with Microsoft paying $196 a share in an all-cash deal. (Disclosure: I’m currently working for a contractor that does some work with Microsoft.) This comes as good news for LinkedIn,

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My social network usage (Spring 2016)

Here’s a look at, and my thoughts on, my current social media usage. Facebook Some months ago, I shut down the Facebook page I made for this blog. Facebook’s limited the “organic” (normal, non-curated) reach of pages to nearly zero, even for those that liked the page. The idea is to get users to pay for “boosting” a post’s visibility

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Digg digs its own grave, sold off for parts

Today comes news that once-influential social network Digg is basically being sold off in parts to several entities: the Washington Post (Digg’s staff), professional social networking site LinkedIn (for Digg’s patents), and a company called Betaworks (for the domain name, data, and whatever else is left): Digg Sold To LinkedIn AND The Washington Post And

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Tech thoughts: LinkedIn privacy issues

This week, I learned that career-oriented social network LinkedIn has made a few questionable changes involving sharing of user information. Particularly, they’ve set up an “opt-out” sharing scheme with advertisers to link some user information to various ads. There’s more on this, including the less-than-straightforward way to opt out, here: Seriously, not a good

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