Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Got an interesting e-mail through LinkedIn from a former coworker at ACUITY named Art. He advised me to cut the twitter link I have up on LinkedIn, to keep LinkedIn a professional network and twitter a social network each with its own content for different audiences.

I don't think I'm going to do that. According to what Lisa Cruz said in that forum at the job fair a few weeks back, tying your various networks together creates more opportunities. As long as I'm not "pulling a Michael Phelps," as she put it, the synergy of the connected networks outweighs what professional contacts see of your casual activities. The thing to remember is that these people in your various networks have their own lives, casual and professional, with their respective networks and they can hook you up with contacts you would otherwise never have known.

Art's e-mail did, however, inspire me to go look at my twitter feed more closely in the LinkedIn context. I really do need to go look for some IT twitter groups.

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