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Trying collect the major Mobile/Tech/Startup Events in San Francisco

January 7, 2012

Trying collect the major Mobile/Tech/Startup Events in San Francisco

Is there one calendar that has them all?

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Linkedin: Good, Bad and Ideas

March 4, 2011

As I love to socialize I’ve always loved social networks, while like everyone in the planet I use Facebook, though after I go on it for a few minutes I feel like I’m wasting my time…Asmallworld is another one I like, unfortunately the UX (user experience) is terrible…

Linkedin is probably my favorite social network as it’s the most useful to me:
– I check the background of new industry people I meet
– it helps me to stay in touch with new acquaintances at conferences
– I can see if anyone I know changed jobs
– I always learn something new and relevant from status updates (I wish more would use it)
– Plus every time I use it I discover new cool functionalities…I recently upgraded to premium

Below are my thoughts around the Good, Bad and Ideas to improve Linked:

GOOD
– Great overall UI, colors and brand
– Basically the list above of why I like it, in one word: productive
– Almost everyone in my industry is on it

BAD
– Poor Mobile App
iPhone (slow, no notifications to increase active usage, in person does not work, no group support, no job search, overall the app is not engaging

– No presence at major conferences at events (CES, CTIA, MWC) with Mobile Apps (like MWC Heat from Google http://www.heatmwc.com) here is a video to show you that Google is again taking over a smaller but way cooler Silicon Valley startup

– Profile: links you add in the description of your jobs are not clickable
Screen Capture 47

IDEAS
– Partner with someone like CardScan http://www.cardscan.com/ so that right after cards are scanned invites to Linkedin are sent (or prepared)
CardScan

– When adding email accounts give the opportunity to easily add only who is already on Linkedin

– Partner with someone like Vistaprint http://www.vistaprint.com so that people can print Linkedin business cards when they are looking for jobs
I got this idea after I saw the card of an ex colleague that looked almost like a Linkedin sponsored card. It even had the Linkedin logo! I can provide that if needed

Question
– NO Facebook connect…is it by design (avoid mixing private life with work)…or is it because of rivalry between Facebook and Linkedin?