Linkedinese, the language of Linkedin, on is a networking and discussion group focused on building professional Linkedin networks...

It began as My Linkedin Power Forum with this first of 50,000 messages on February 9, 2005:

Location: West Hartford, CT, USA
Members: 160
Latest Activity: Apr 7


Linkedin: The Early Years

Vincent Wright,

My Linkedin Power Forum is a networking and discussion group about building professional social media networks at ultimate "networker speed". The operative word is speed, not carelessness. - Meaning, openness, not recklessness.

To maximize social networking power and to do so OPENLY - at networker speed - there are problems we must address:

#1. Don't build in the dark.

#2. Don't build without a vision.

#3. Don't build too fast NOR too slow.

#4. Don't build without a written plan.

#5. Don't build without profiting./p>

You can build at "networker speed" on "My Linkedin Power Forum", as long as you:

1. consider our 5 recommendations,
2. introduce yourself to the group,
3. DISCUSS your needs

I was fortunate to create and run a Yahoo-based group focused on Linkedin from February 2005-February 2012.
The group was originally called "My Linkedin Power Forum"...
Between February 2005 and September 2007, we were blessed to have Linkedin's founders as our members (Reid HoffmanKonstantin Guericke, etc.) as well as numerous Linkedin employees covering privacy, member issues, technical issues, and development|innovation, etc.
At its height between February 2005 and September 2007, 8-9,000 members of My Linkedin Power Forum were generating up to 1,700 discussion posts per month.
After 7 years of my running it, the group is now closed but, if you're doing research on the early years of Linkedin, you may wish to reference some of the 49,000+ messages in the archives of My Linkedin Power Forum at:
(FYI: now points to a subgroup on


+Thanks, and Keep STRONG!!

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Comment by Thomas Samson on February 11, 2009 at 9:24am
Hello to all -- I look forward to sharing the results of my many years of working with executive leaders who have retained me to help them develop their leadership skills and the teams they lead. We have developed an extensive set of skills and knowledge regarding the use of virtual worlds as a business team communications tool and would welcome the opportunity to share that knowledge with others who wish to learn about these rapidly emerging communications platforms. I also welcome the opportunity to learn from others in the group as I get to know them.

Tom Samson
Click Here To See My CV
Comment by Suzanne Ottmers on February 9, 2009 at 12:28pm
Hello SME's,
I'm Suzanne Ottmers
Area of Expertise:Project Management, Customer Satisfaction & Quality
LinkedIn Profile:
Twitter: suzanneottmers
Visit me at work: www,
Comment by Donn Kizzee on January 25, 2009 at 2:34pm
Name: Donn Kizzee
Area of expertise: Television program development and entertainment consulting:
Comment by Vincent Wright on January 25, 2009 at 11:37am
A slight correction to the URL to your Google profile:

(It was missing the second "s" in "sites")

Thanks, and Keep STRONG, Jennifer!!
Vincent Wright
Comment by Wendy Hoechstetter on January 12, 2009 at 1:30am
1. Name: Wendy Hoechstetter
2. Area of Expertise: Interior design, especially high end residential, and universal design, accessible design, and aging in place, mixed with some green design and commercial/hospitality design
3. Web Site:,
4. Linkedin Profile:
5. Twitter Profile:
Comment by Mike O'Neil on December 29, 2008 at 4:52pm
I would like to be a Subject Matter Expert on LinkedIn - for business applications in particular. At Integrated Alliances, my company, we have a whole team of LinkedIn trainers around the US (10 markets) to serve local and national accounts. We are looking for more! Interested?

As perhaps the world's most experienced LinkedIn trainer (by far with 250+ group sessions), I have experienced more or everything. More Q&A, more unusual circumstances, more varieties of users, more..... and that gives me a much better understanding of the needs of LinkedIn users - at all levels.

We are on probably version 10.0 or so of our training curriculum as well and that means the best experience and the best possible outcome for customers. We now have 11 different versions/levels/types of LinkedIn training and more are being added every quarter.

Private LinkedIn training is the big deal now for us as companies realize they need to maximize use of LinkedIn and want an experienced expert to help them. I have 25 years of sales and marketing experience (in technology) and that blends nicely with our LinkedIn for Business training.

Mike O'Neil
CEO, Integrated Alliances

Invite me on LinkedIn -
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Comment by Philip Clint on December 29, 2008 at 10:32am
Name: Philip Clint
Area of expertise is Turn round to Growth in Small Business (Business and Marketing Consulting)
Web: under development
Linkedin (5% so far)
Twitter Phil_Clint
Comment by Kenneth A. Sprang on December 29, 2008 at 10:20am
Name: Kenneth (Ken) Sprang
Area of Expertise: Corporate and business law, transactions, labor and employment, and real property law, as well as business consulting. Colleagues in Paris, Milan, and US with additional expertise.
Website: In development;
Linkedin Profile:
Twitter profile:
Comment by Dave Price on December 27, 2008 at 1:03pm
Expert in Data Protection and Storage.
Comment by Nadine Touzet on December 27, 2008 at 11:46am
1. Name: Nadine Touzet
2. Area of Expertise: English <-> French Translation and Conference Interpretation
3. Web Site:
4. Linkedin Profile:

5. Twitter Profile:

Hi Vincent, Happy Holidays to you from France! I'm willing to serve as an expert in my area of expertise, hopefully to be of help to fellow social networkers.

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