Linking In

LinkedIn.comSo I’m back to reality with a bang – a never ending stream of email since last Thursday (when I disconnected myself for the second time in as many weeks) and I’m a half day into a four-day work week.

Having time over lunch today I’ve started tinkering with my profile. I figured it could do with a bit of a boost, bringing something of a personal touch to the description of work (and myself) that it holds).

I’ve followed some of the tips as laid down in a recent post by Pat Phelan and I’m committed to exploring some of the finer things that LinkedIn has to offer, both personally and professionally. Facebook, for me, has become another MySpace – too many pokes, requests for random drinking games or junk that I don’t need. As I explore fellow WIT graduates, it is interesting to see how many of them are also previous employees of AOL Europe, something that is almost a rite of passage for those studying at the main campus in Waterford (if you’re looking for industry-related work during study).

But it’s always good to make connections with new people.

Want to link in or link up? See my LinkedIn public profile here. If you’re asked for my email address, it’s ken [at] kenmc [DOT] com.


  1. Darren March 25, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Ah Ken, don’t be introducing me to more internetty stuff. I’m spending too much of my time online as it is.

  2. Ken McGuire March 25, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Sure the more internetty stuff the better 🙂 Immerse yourself in the online world. Though once you do, there really is no going back.

  3. Pavlos March 25, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    I agree Facebook is getting as bad as MySpace… The minute I remove an application, someone invites me to install it again. Not to mention the endless “forwards” with hexes attached, or threats “your account will be deleted if you don’t forward this”, or “you’ll make 10$ for UNICEF” if you forward that… How STUPID can people be to believe that??? HOW?

    LinkedIN is OK, but it’s just work. And no play. There should be a solution combining both with moderation.

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