For Auld Lang Syne

I’ve been playing with LinkedIn! recently. I must say, it seems like a lot of work, I’m not sure if it will be worth it. I actually joined a few years ago but never bothered with it. But as a business tool, its the best on the market, or so I hear. If that ain’t so, please let me know. When viewing resumes, I am often struck by the fact that guys I know professionally beef up their job roles whereas the women seem to resist that path as honesty has a higher priority over getting the job at all costs. Not always so, but it happens enough to make an impact. Ah, men are from mars women are from venus eh?

Talking of honesty and beefing ones assets up, sheesh, online dating is a quagmire ain’t it? Match.com is the biggest and bestest online dating service so far, but what do you think of the others hmmm? I created a profile on Match.com (for research purposes only- its gone now) and it doesn’t seem as involved as LinkedIn.

Facebook is a school/college networking site and seems to be similar to Schoolfriends.com.au. I couldn’t tell because Australia is not on Facebook’s list of school locations. BTW does anyone else feel that Schoolfriends is becoming all a bit too cumbersome? Sure, build your portal to support your community, and fill it full of compelling content, but seriously, with the merge of Friends Reunited and Schoolfriends, its just stuffed to the gills. I just can’t be bothered sorting through it all…

Old friends, new friends, flirting, business, I find virtual worlds much more fun. You’ll find me in Second Life or There.com or some other visual medium rather than hanging out looking at fotos and profiles.

I’m watching beautiful fireworks on the harbour. I wonder what they are for?

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

6 thoughts on “For Auld Lang Syne

  1. Laurel – where have you been? The fireworks were for Australian Idol – announcing the latest b-grade talent voted for by Australia’s acne-prone generation and older people who should know better.

  2. it was between bingo wings and luba lips. bingo won. I didn’t/don’t watch it as it is hideousness in the worst substandard, average, RSL performer hideousness.

  3. Hmmm you got me interested enough to go look at the Australian Idol Blog. http://australian.idolblog.com/

    Hmmm, 54% claim Emily (luba lips?) was robbed but the 7 comments were all positive to Kate (bingo wings?). I wonder if the blog owners censor negative comments? I can’t be assed reading the whole blog to find out. I dare you to post there Kim, that’ll be one way to settle the matter! :p

    Oh wait “Hearty discussion and opposing viewpoints are welcome, but please keep this forum on-topic and civil. Flames, trolls, spams, personal attacks and explicit posts are discouraged and may be deleted. ” darn, that takes all the fun out of it 🙁

  4. I have not used LinkedIn. I’m in it as a few of my colleagues are, but I can’t see the point of it.

    On the subject of dating sites, I did use RSVP years ago after wasting my time with Dinners for Six. DF6 has about twice as many women as men members, but many of the women like to go to the dinners with no intention of ever following up with anyone.

    On the subject of school networks, I’m on Classmates.com which lets me see who else has registered from my school for any one year, but to get contact details, I have to pay and I choose not to. Then, I discovered that my own high school has its own internet site with graduates who have provided details listed.

    The big question is, do you want to get in touch with former classmates?

  5. Here’s how to be a success in a few weeks. Know when it’s time to end it. Don’t lead them on. Don’t chase dates for the wrong reasons. If you aren’t sure things are working, they probably are not.

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