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Message 1 of 5: Peter Mayes on 13/05/2013
Hi all

I am a member of a dozen or more groups on LinkedIn and contribute to a few. I had an update this morning displaying 9 current and 23 new discussions. Multiply this by the number of groups and I wonder whether it will all get a little too much in the not too distant future. And if it did for other people as well; could this be a benefit for specialist sites like TrainerBase:).

Peter
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If here was once there where is there now? (PJM 1999)

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Message 2 of 5: Ian Hughes on 13/05/2013
I suspect that most people are finding the constant stream of 'forum' updates a bit of a challenge to keep up with; or else a distraction from real work that they should be getting on with!

I tend to use them only when I am seeking some information or leads to sources of training materials/exercises.

I know that all the self-marketing guru's suggest that keeping active on these forums helps to maintain visibility and generate possible connections with new clients. Personally I'm not sure this is really true......and maybe the time spent viewing the latest discussions might be better spent with contacting current and previous clients.

Ian

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Message 3 of 5: Joy Wilson on 13/05/2013
Peter I have recently turned off my LinkedIn updates too much data and too much fog...there are some groups where contributions are focused, and these are the groups I visit when I login to the site. The benefit of specialist sites is that there is less fog perhaps this is because of a smaller and less diverse community.


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Message 4 of 5: Peter Mayes on 17/05/2013
Hi all

And its getting worse:)
[40] discussions, [60] comments and [22] jobs on LinkedIn, and that is on just one of the 18 learning and development groups of which I am a member.

Peter

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Message 5 of 5: Kathey Bailey on 17/05/2013
It's crazy - when do some of these people do any work?!
I was almost relieved a few months ago when I started getting automatic messages saying that as I hadn't visited a group's site for 4 weeks they would stop sending me the weekly update (although I was a bit annoyed at first that someone/something was making decisions for me!) But it did mean that my notifications narrowed down to the groups I really valued - and that's been a great relief to my in-box and my sanity! (And I can still visit the other group sites if I want to.)

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