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Email (and MSN Messenger, which I rarely use): robertscoble@hotmail.com
Phone: 425-205-1921

You can also find me on these fine networks:
Facebook
Twitter
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No, I still don’t do LinkedIn or Plaxo and I rarely use Skype anymore. I’m going to Plaxo on Tuesday to look at a new version coming out. But LinkedIn is close to getting me back. Damn, it seems like everyone in the world wants me to join it. I try to ignore these things, I really do.

Any others I should be on?

Comments

  1. LinkedIn is pretty cool, though I imagine you’d break the system with all your connections.

    You should put that information in your sidebar so readers in the future won’t bug you for it – they will easily be able to see it anywhere on your blog.

    [sidenote: I just added you on Facebook]

  2. LinkedIn is pretty cool, though I imagine you’d break the system with all your connections.

    You should put that information in your sidebar so readers in the future won’t bug you for it – they will easily be able to see it anywhere on your blog.

    [sidenote: I just added you on Facebook]

  3. LinkedIn is the only one that is a must-join, unless the goal is to join as many as possible. Beyond the obvious reasons you would join LinkedIn, the company has been great at being responsive to suggestions, and recently started blogging.

    I’ve gone back and forth with Steve Ganz and others on LinkedIn to discuss how their service can improve, and they’ve been great. (Part One and Part Two)

    LinkedIn’s blog is here…

  4. LinkedIn is the only one that is a must-join, unless the goal is to join as many as possible. Beyond the obvious reasons you would join LinkedIn, the company has been great at being responsive to suggestions, and recently started blogging.

    I’ve gone back and forth with Steve Ganz and others on LinkedIn to discuss how their service can improve, and they’ve been great. (Part One and Part Two)

    LinkedIn’s blog is here…

  5. How surprised was I to see you’re my new friend when I logged in to Facebook. You should check out virb.com since you want suggestions.

  6. How surprised was I to see you’re my new friend when I logged in to Facebook. You should check out virb.com since you want suggestions.

  7. I think between LinkedIn and Facebook you’re pretty much covered. Particularly with Facebook – the new feature where it keeps you informed abot what applications are popular amongst your friends is genius.

  8. I think between LinkedIn and Facebook you’re pretty much covered. Particularly with Facebook – the new feature where it keeps you informed abot what applications are popular amongst your friends is genius.

  9. I am sure all these services have their merits (except for twitter…what an overhyped flash in the pan this will be).

    I think the biggest problem of all these IM’s, Blogs, Social Networks, email address etc is that most require using different domains and usernames…and people hop around services too. The outcome of this is that Identities are actually getting diluted and confusing.

    I think the best solution is to own a domain name and use this as a base for your identity using open standards such as XMPP, SIP, Email, OpenID. Also services that allow hosting of domains such as Blogger, webhosting etc. Google (and others) are offering these sorts of services, and are the real standouts.

    So I would suggest consolidating your services under a domain name you own, and then get services hosted as appropriate (or host your own)…everything else should be discouraged if possible.

  10. I am sure all these services have their merits (except for twitter…what an overhyped flash in the pan this will be).

    I think the biggest problem of all these IM’s, Blogs, Social Networks, email address etc is that most require using different domains and usernames…and people hop around services too. The outcome of this is that Identities are actually getting diluted and confusing.

    I think the best solution is to own a domain name and use this as a base for your identity using open standards such as XMPP, SIP, Email, OpenID. Also services that allow hosting of domains such as Blogger, webhosting etc. Google (and others) are offering these sorts of services, and are the real standouts.

    So I would suggest consolidating your services under a domain name you own, and then get services hosted as appropriate (or host your own)…everything else should be discouraged if possible.

  11. Try Xing.com, it is way more popular over here in Europe compared to LinkedIn. Everybody is on it…

  12. Try Xing.com, it is way more popular over here in Europe compared to LinkedIn. Everybody is on it…

  13. myragan is a pretty neat idea. It is the myspace for media proferssionals (or unprofessionals!). It’s very much geared towards the sharing of knoweldge and does a pretty good attempt at being an information portal too for comms and pr. Still hasn’t helped me find a job though as 90% of users are in the US!

  14. myragan is a pretty neat idea. It is the myspace for media proferssionals (or unprofessionals!). It’s very much geared towards the sharing of knoweldge and does a pretty good attempt at being an information portal too for comms and pr. Still hasn’t helped me find a job though as 90% of users are in the US!

  15. I’ll wait until someone creates a web 3.0 site that aggregates all these web 2.0 sites then I’ll join that – it can register me on all the other sites and aggregate them all in one place.
    Then if anyone asks “are you on…?”, the answer will always be yes.

  16. I’ll wait until someone creates a web 3.0 site that aggregates all these web 2.0 sites then I’ll join that – it can register me on all the other sites and aggregate them all in one place.
    Then if anyone asks “are you on…?”, the answer will always be yes.

  17. Hey Robert,

    I just hope that all these sites open their API’s so they can all be plugged “into”

    Does anyone have security and privacy concerns?
    All of these sites that are inviting us to join reminds me of stores of “free love and “drugs” in the 1960..

    15 years before my time, so I can’t comment all what it was really like… though, I’m sadly finding myself hooked on Redbull and Facebook.

    Jas

  18. Hey Robert,

    I just hope that all these sites open their API’s so they can all be plugged “into”

    Does anyone have security and privacy concerns?
    All of these sites that are inviting us to join reminds me of stores of “free love and “drugs” in the 1960..

    15 years before my time, so I can’t comment all what it was really like… though, I’m sadly finding myself hooked on Redbull and Facebook.

    Jas

  19. “I’ll wait until someone creates a web 3.0 site that aggregates all these web 2.0 sites then I’ll join that – it can register me on all the other sites and aggregate them all in one place.”

    One ring to rule them all. One keyring to be more specific.
    hmmmm……..

    (looks at localhost)
    BTW, I just secured a GIGABIT connection for our new server this morning.
    http://adminblog.sitespaces.net
    That’s 1 Gig every second. 1 month left.

  20. “I’ll wait until someone creates a web 3.0 site that aggregates all these web 2.0 sites then I’ll join that – it can register me on all the other sites and aggregate them all in one place.”

    One ring to rule them all. One keyring to be more specific.
    hmmmm……..

    (looks at localhost)
    BTW, I just secured a GIGABIT connection for our new server this morning.
    http://adminblog.sitespaces.net
    That’s 1 Gig every second. 1 month left.

  21. Its main problem is its hard to link up with ex co workers as you have to have a valid email address for the domain to join say BT’s network -

    “you know BT Security dont let you keep your email after you leave they can get kinda intense about that sort of security thing.”

    And how do I say create a network for pre internet companies (for example the world leading R&D co i worked at first after leaving school). Linked in is much better.

  22. Its main problem is its hard to link up with ex co workers as you have to have a valid email address for the domain to join say BT’s network -

    “you know BT Security dont let you keep your email after you leave they can get kinda intense about that sort of security thing.”

    And how do I say create a network for pre internet companies (for example the world leading R&D co i worked at first after leaving school). Linked in is much better.

  23. You asked so… we’d love it if you’d try Visible Path for free at http://www.visiblepath.com. The key difference is that Visible Path sorts relationships by strength and lets you search your network for strong paths to people through others with high relationship strength. The system used to operate exclusively in the corporate domain, and the current public version — which is two months old — only accepts corporate email addresses, but we’re issuing bi-weekly releases and opening it up further very soon.

  24. You asked so… we’d love it if you’d try Visible Path for free at http://www.visiblepath.com. The key difference is that Visible Path sorts relationships by strength and lets you search your network for strong paths to people through others with high relationship strength. The system used to operate exclusively in the corporate domain, and the current public version — which is two months old — only accepts corporate email addresses, but we’re issuing bi-weekly releases and opening it up further very soon.

  25. You have to pay to send messages to people not in your network on linkedin. What’s that all about?

    You have to really want to contact the person really bad and have super poor knowledge of how to use Google to fund Linkedin.com

    I think that if they were really targeting people that are that BAD at the internet, that they should have charged like $500 per contact Warren Buffet eBay dinner style instead of $10.

    You’re only going to get a few that pay, and there, those won’t see a difference between 10 bucks and 500. I know there is large VC funding that site to keep it up.

  26. You have to pay to send messages to people not in your network on linkedin. What’s that all about?

    You have to really want to contact the person really bad and have super poor knowledge of how to use Google to fund Linkedin.com

    I think that if they were really targeting people that are that BAD at the internet, that they should have charged like $500 per contact Warren Buffet eBay dinner style instead of $10.

    You’re only going to get a few that pay, and there, those won’t see a difference between 10 bucks and 500. I know there is large VC funding that site to keep it up.

  27. My concern is can all of these guys be plugged out-of, not just into. I still hate the silo approach to identity and presence. I feel like I’m in a straight-jacket (whatever that feels like).

  28. My concern is can all of these guys be plugged out-of, not just into. I still hate the silo approach to identity and presence. I feel like I’m in a straight-jacket (whatever that feels like).

  29. Orcmid: I used to be on LinkedIn and left it and turned off my account.

    The problem is keeping them all up to date. I wish I could update all of these things from one place.

    But Facebook is definitely the one to join right now. Damn my email is full of Facebook requests today.

  30. Orcmid: I used to be on LinkedIn and left it and turned off my account.

    The problem is keeping them all up to date. I wish I could update all of these things from one place.

    But Facebook is definitely the one to join right now. Damn my email is full of Facebook requests today.

  31. Robert,
    What does LinkedIn do for you? I ask only because I’m on it and I have a lot of my co-workers in my network; but I don’t understand the point. With Facebook I can email and interact with my friends. linkedin doesn’t off any of this. I’d like to keep in contact with them and see what they’re up to, but the functionality isn’t there.

    I blogged about this a while back and never really got any good responses.
    http://tinyurl.com/236em3

  32. Robert,
    What does LinkedIn do for you? I ask only because I’m on it and I have a lot of my co-workers in my network; but I don’t understand the point. With Facebook I can email and interact with my friends. linkedin doesn’t off any of this. I’d like to keep in contact with them and see what they’re up to, but the functionality isn’t there.

    I blogged about this a while back and never really got any good responses.
    http://tinyurl.com/236em3

  33. Jason: for me? LinkedIn didn’t do much, but then I have an huge audience and have enough contacts in the industry to get to nearly anyone I want to. So, for me a network like LinkedIn is redundant and bothersome. I expect that it’d be the same for almost any blogger in the tech industry. But for everyone else? I keep hearing wonderful stories about people getting jobs, finding old friends, etc etc.

  34. Jason: for me? LinkedIn didn’t do much, but then I have an huge audience and have enough contacts in the industry to get to nearly anyone I want to. So, for me a network like LinkedIn is redundant and bothersome. I expect that it’d be the same for almost any blogger in the tech industry. But for everyone else? I keep hearing wonderful stories about people getting jobs, finding old friends, etc etc.

  35. Robert,
    LinkedIn would definitely help expand your already huge readership, especially to a non-blogosphere focused audience.

    Right off the top of my head, LinkedIn Answers helps you answer questions raised by your professional network. You can also tap into the wisdom of your business network to answer specific questions you may have.

    Here’s Calacanis’ recent question on “what you’d do if you were the CEO of Mahalo?”: http://tinyurl.com/33rmwr

    Jason,
    To respond to your question, apart from LI Answers, here’s a great list of 20 ways to use LinkedIn that came out earlier today (via productivity site “Web Worker Daily”): http://tinyurl.com/yukjpj

    Mario from LinkedIn

  36. Robert,
    LinkedIn would definitely help expand your already huge readership, especially to a non-blogosphere focused audience.

    Right off the top of my head, LinkedIn Answers helps you answer questions raised by your professional network. You can also tap into the wisdom of your business network to answer specific questions you may have.

    Here’s Calacanis’ recent question on “what you’d do if you were the CEO of Mahalo?”: http://tinyurl.com/33rmwr

    Jason,
    To respond to your question, apart from LI Answers, here’s a great list of 20 ways to use LinkedIn that came out earlier today (via productivity site “Web Worker Daily”): http://tinyurl.com/yukjpj

    Mario from LinkedIn

  37. Robert, my god, come and join our Social Hermits group on Facebook and face the darkness of your cave alone:

    When it just gets too much, when you really don’t want another friend, another poke, another invitation, another network, another comment, another backlink. When you just want to go back to your cave and be a network of one for a while. Joins us, Robert. Apart we are strong.

    (It’s a facebook group. The less you say, the more you get promoted)

  38. Robert, my god, come and join our Social Hermits group on Facebook and face the darkness of your cave alone:

    When it just gets too much, when you really don’t want another friend, another poke, another invitation, another network, another comment, another backlink. When you just want to go back to your cave and be a network of one for a while. Joins us, Robert. Apart we are strong.

    (It’s a facebook group. The less you say, the more you get promoted)

  39. I don’t know man. I’d think MySpace would be one not to miss, with the connections you have. Though it is sort of full of spammers…

  40. I don’t know man. I’d think MySpace would be one not to miss, with the connections you have. Though it is sort of full of spammers…

  41. Isaac: I never got the pressure to join MySpace the way I have with Facebook. I’ve been getting people adding me to Facebook friends list at a rate of about 1 per every two minutes lately. I can’t keep up.

    When I spoke to a bunch of kids at San Jose State I remember what they said: “MySpace is for high schoolers.” Facebook is now seen as THE network for professionals and THAT is why it’s very interesting.

  42. Isaac: I never got the pressure to join MySpace the way I have with Facebook. I’ve been getting people adding me to Facebook friends list at a rate of about 1 per every two minutes lately. I can’t keep up.

    When I spoke to a bunch of kids at San Jose State I remember what they said: “MySpace is for high schoolers.” Facebook is now seen as THE network for professionals and THAT is why it’s very interesting.

  43. I agree with those who favor LinkedIn, though I also agree with Chris Brogan when he argues that it should include photos. The other essential one for me is Deli.cio.us. I too hardly use Skype, and all my friends who insisted that I get it hardly ever use it to reach me. And the combination of the new Facebook API and MySpace’s spam problem means that contest is over.

  44. I agree with those who favor LinkedIn, though I also agree with Chris Brogan when he argues that it should include photos. The other essential one for me is Deli.cio.us. I too hardly use Skype, and all my friends who insisted that I get it hardly ever use it to reach me. And the combination of the new Facebook API and MySpace’s spam problem means that contest is over.