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Friday, April 16, 2010

A Little Help From My Social Network

About 6 weeks ago I posted the following question on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn:
I'm trying to get set up with Google Voice but can't seem to get an invitation. Anybody have one they can send me?
I expected the invitations to come pouring in.  Instead I got nothing!  Well, one person did ask if I'd had any luck, but there was no offer to help.  Anyway, I was a little sad that I didn't get the Google Voice invitation I had asked for, but I was much more disappointed that nobody responded.

Since then I have made considerable effort to expand my network, not by adding random people but by making real connections (particularly through this blog).  I'm also constantly working to increase my understanding of these social media tools so I can use them more effectively.

Today I posted the same thing in Ask A Question on LinkedIn.  Within an hour of posting I had a Google Voice account up an running!  Thank you to Paul for hooking me up.

I know I still have much to learn about effective social networking, but it's nice to know I've made a little progress!
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