LinkedIn Link Sharing, Ning, and Facebook Open Graph Thoughts

LinkedIn updates link sharing. Take the time and update LinkedIn. They have updated the link sharing features and to me this will help engagement. I’ve seen some additional traffic from stuff we’ve shared that didn’t exist before.

Ning

With Ning making changes to dropping the fremium offering it’s hard to see how big of player it is going to be. There are a few Ning’s that I visited often (when I say often I mean once or twice a month). It will be interesting to see if they stick around or just let the communities fall to the side. Neither ones that I visited had high engagement so I can’t see why they would keep it going.

Facebook

Well it’s a combination of who controls your sign in? Who controls your identity? Should we trust one point of control for who says who we are online?

This concept is great in thought but scares me in execution. I like the concept of an Open Like, where multiple platforms, social networks, websites, services can plugin… maybe how HTML is decided and implemented.

We did put the like button on our website at You Brand, Inc. to test out how it works for us. This will be interesting to see how this all plays out. I do think the people who strongly believe in the open web have this right though.

Yesterday I went to IMDB and liked the movie Watchmen. I then went to my Facebook profile and saw that this page was then added to my ‘pages’. The link to the pages went directly to the Watchman page on IMDB. I was expecting it to go to the community page on Facebook. Interesting in how this plays out. How both developers and users take this.

As with most things time will tell. I do open that more people question this then just blindly follow along.