Linked[In the News]: Week of April 4, 2008

April 11, 2008

We had a number of interesting LinkedIn hits this week in the news. Here’s a quick summary of five of the most recent articles found on LinkedIn:

1. When Barbara met Deirdre! Doing good on LinkedIn - New Mexico Business Daily

My personal favorite story this week came from Megan Kamerick of the New Mexico Business Weekly who wrote an article on how two LinkedIn customers ended up doing business together. Megan interviewed two LinkedIn users, Barbara Lemaire and Deirdre Billington for her piece. Barbara (who works for a non-profit that helps homeless women rebuild their lives) met Deirdre (Big Tattoo Wines in Virginia) through a LinkedIn Group called Non-Profit Organizations of New Mexico. A few quick conversations later, Big Tattoo ended up selecting Barrett Foundation as its beneficiary in New Mexico.

As Barbara says:

It pays for organizations to have a presence on the Internet, especially on the professional networking sites like

2. CIO Talk Radio with Lloyd Taylor - CIO Talk Radio

Lloyd Taylor (our VP of Operations seen here in all his Halloween splendor), was interviewed on CIO Talk Radio this week by Sanjog Aul. Joining him was Mark McDonald, group vice president and head of research for Gartner Executive Programs. The interview discussed social networks and the enterprise adoption challenge. To hear an audio clip of Lloyd’s interview click below:

3. How LinkedIn can help build careers around open source projects - CNET Blog

Matt Asay of CNET’s "The Open Road” Blog posted an interesting article about how LinkedIn can help open-source folks find people that are using and building careers out of their open-source projects. If you’d like to read the full piece, click here

4. The classic case of LinkedIn etiquette - had a neat article this week about online etiquette. LinkedIn was included in the piece. If you’d like to learn more about how to avoid sticky social situations online, check out the full article here.

5. Q&A with Patrick Crane - WGN-AM

Patrick Crane, LinkedIn’s VP of Marketing and Advertising, was recently interviewed live and on-air on WGN-AM's WGN Overnight which is the #1 overnight radio show in the Chicago market. Patrick chatted with the show’s host, Brian Noonan, on the types of professionals most likely to be on LinkedIn and  answered live questions from the listeners.