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» more on social software from TJ's Weblog "Technology, Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship"
While Venture Blog has a good review of the IBD event with the main social software players, Spoke has closed another round with $10 million funding. It seems more and more clear that investors trust the capabilities of social software... [Read More]

» more on social software from TJ's Weblog "Technology, Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship"
While Venture Blog has a good review of the IBD event with the main social software players, Spoke has closed another round with $10 million funding. It seems more and more clear that investors trust the capabilities of social software... [Read More]

» http://zod.littlebastard.net/linkit/archives/000939.html from Linkit
Venture capital investors seem to think "social networking" is the next thing get into. Lord, what year is this.... [Read More]

» Wednesday, November 12, 2003 10:06 PM from Critical Section
Remember LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman's new startup which mediates business interactions between people? They just closed announced a $4.5M round with Sequoia Capital at a social networking panel (congratulations!) [Read More]

» Mer om Social Networking och dess affrsmodeller from hakank.blogg
VentureBlog-anteckningen 200 Of Reid Hoffman's Closest Friends summerar och diskuterar kortfattat affrsmodellerna fr ngra sociala ntverksapplikationer: LinkedIn -- subscription (eventually) service to input and manage one's own contacts to search f... [Read More]

» Social Networking, Relationship/Contact Management from Compatriot
There is an avalanche of new websites focusing on Relationship and Contact Management. [Read More]

» Social Networking Business Models. from bLOGical
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I've commented from time to time on the notion of the network being the computer. Here's an interesting new take I just stumbled across in this Wired article: What happens when you start seeing the Web as a matrix of [Read More]

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Evite se apunta a la moda de la generacin de red, que parece que sigue siendo lo ms hot del momento, y dice que va a ampliar su servicio de organizacin de eventos con la conexin entre personas. El LinkedIn... [Read More]

» Evite from the mixer
Evite se apunta a la moda de la generacin de red, que parece que sigue siendo lo ms hot del momento, y dice que va a ampliar su servicio de organizacin de eventos con la conexin entre personas. El LinkedIn... [Read More]

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tomislav

VisiblePath has one of the worst user experiences on the web. Every single tab I attempted to click on (including News) resulted in a Network Password pop-up. Unbelievable.

dick

I'd be very curious to hear what the former management and BOD of companies like six degrees have to say about this resurgence in social networking. It certainly sounds awfully familiar, and six degrees had its millions of users back in the day, didn't it? That didn't stop them from going graveyard. I do agree that LinkedIn seems to have the most believable/achievable biz model, although the road to bankruptcy is well-paved with "it's free now, but eventually...."

Marc Canter

Nothing like a new bubble to get Sand Hill excited - huh? Any questions into 'how much was Reid's (LinkedIN) sub model? Is it worth $10 a month? $50 a month? I'm not sure if I'd value it at anything - per month - or at all? While I might in fact place some value on these connects AFTER one of them turned real - but there's no proof that "hooking up" with people - this way - works.

Dan Cornish

will Vc's actually use tols like this to meet new people? What is the value of deals that would not come any other way? this is how you can value it

ned

These people sound like egomaniacal navel-gazers. One site doesn't load, another requires registration just to read. There are a lot of ex management consultants swimming in this pond; I wouldn't let them anywhere near my Exchange server.

Mike

Argh! I first noticed the company bullet points in the article, so I thought "Hmm, let's see what sort of interesting things these companies are doing." Then I read the descriptions and found out they're all doing the same thing. ;)

Are we back in '99 here? Friendster gets a few mentions in the media so let's clone four more just like it? SV really is under a bubble--I don't use Friendster and don't know anybody else who does. Of course, Friendster first requires that you have at least one friend to join, and I don't have at least one friend.

Encacher

I would propose that companies set up something like a Virtual Negotiating table (VENT) for hiring managers.

Members subscribing to this VENT can keep a track of employee interests, and also try to continue renegotiating with employees who leave.

If a subscriber's(employee's) interest in a new

company dips, then the hiring manager of the previous company can keep some addition perks on the VENT to

hire the employee back :)

Hows that for a unique networking service?

Nathan Dintenfass

Having an account on LinkedIn (or the others) and being an active user are very different things. The series of sold-out events shows that social networking has a lot of buzz, and many people I know have created accounts on the various sites, but whether that translates to actual customers is another issue altogether -- isn't that, if anything, the primary lesson of the boom? I'm always very skeptical when I hear about the numbers of "users" reported by these sites.

Director Mitch

I'm agree with Nathan. Here's how I would vote:

Q: Do you have an account on LinkedIn?

Hand goes up.

Q: Have you ever used it to find a contact or been contacted by anyone on it?

Hand goes down (am mkt director at a large tech company. I needed the VP of a large SC company lately and called an ex-colleague - that isn't going to change)

Q: Would you ever pay money for this service?

Hand stays down

Q: As a marketing/sales manager, would you allow your staff to expense fees to this site?

Hand stays down

I think VCs are missing the next generation of networking. It's not going to be this stuff - it's going to be the "blogosphere", and that's where I'm putting my energy.

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