The 20 Essential LinkedIn Groups for Aspiring Writers

From, their introduction to the list:

Making it as a writer can be hard, no matter what kind of writer you aspire to be. That’s why it’s so important to reach out to other writers and people in the publishing industry to learn all you can, get support, and gain an understanding of how the business works. One of the best places to do that is on LinkedIn, and with the plethora of groups hosted by the site it’s easier than ever to build a seriously great network of those in the industry. If you’re not sure where to start, use these groups as a starting place. They’ll help you make connections and get valuable feedback on your work that can help you get started making a career as a writer.

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A Completely Unscientific (Yet Accurate) Look at Social Sites

From Brainz, an “analysis” of digg, redditt, Propeller, Slashdot, myspace, Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter. I use Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter, but the vast majority of my content is from this blog and my daily posts here automatically post on those three social sites. (It reduces the time on the computer.)

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About Social Networking—”The Viral Me”

Found at GQ, the lead-in to the article states: “In the age of sharing every tiny scrap of our lives—every emotion felt, purchase made and bar visited, and etc., etc., etc.—Devin Friedman socializes with the barely pubescent geniuses of Silicon Valley and asks: What is the endgame of your revolution? And can you promise me it won’t suck?”

The somewhat frightening implications of all this, is that it, well…it may just suck. Nonetheless, I’ve just registered with Quora—a site that these Silicon Valley geniuses say is going to compete with Google. We’ll see.

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