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Old March 17th, 2019, 06:11 PM   #1
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LinkedIn joining the live streaming scene

Credit to The Streaming Guys in Australia for noticing it. Their blog post is here.

The "LinkedIn Live" product is currently in beta and by invitation only.

Here's a somewhat awful video about it. (If anything, it's a great demo of what sort of production cringes you can make despite having good gear and a budget.)


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Old March 18th, 2019, 02:25 PM   #2
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Re: LinkedIn joining the live streaming scene

Yet another platform you can stream to for your mom and one other person to watch.
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Old March 18th, 2019, 03:51 PM   #3
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Re: LinkedIn joining the live streaming scene

Do you guys actually use LinkedIn? Is it effective for you?I thought it was fun at first, but it got old really fast and I rarely go there at all anymore. When I do, it alway seems to be the same 10 contacts endlessly promoting themselves. And the job suggestions it makes are laughable. So now, I guess those same 10 people will all be promoting themselves endlessly with live-streams. :-)
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Old March 18th, 2019, 04:03 PM   #4
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I keep my LinkedIn up-to-date because sometimes you get the option to link to your profile for certain things. But as far as a social media platform, I really couldn't care any less about it. I certainly have never gotten any work from it alone, though I feel like dental hygienists really used it for promotion because two years ago I had a rash of them friend me and say I should stop by the office they worked at.
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Old March 18th, 2019, 11:03 PM   #5
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Re: LinkedIn joining the live streaming scene

LinkedIn's best attribute is being able to guess who you haven't connected with for ages.

Darned if I would go there just to hang out, and even less to look at videos. I have no idea who is actually going to beneficially use this.

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Old March 19th, 2019, 06:57 AM   #6
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Re: LinkedIn joining the live streaming scene

It could make sense, if they are gearing it towards corporate webcasting/webinar training software. Although, why not just align with an established name for it like GoToWebinar or something, maybe this was cheaper or websites see TV as their own future.

Again, if they can incorporate privacy, logins, registration type features I think businesses would like it, although, otoh why wouldn't they just use webinar software instead?

Anyway, they could know something about the long term future. I heard FB had intentions of going all video at some point,but maybe they mixed that up with Instagram switching to video not photos. Anyway, it'll sure be an interesting 10 years.

As for Linkedin, I like most people just see it as an online resume. Its worst feature is 'automatically' friended you with coworkers, because, for alot of users they keep an 'online resume' to get the heck out of their job. Also it sucks selling yourself & seeing others boast about 'Implemented new strategies to boost employee production' etc etc. It really could be much more successful, as I feel alot of people would like to bounce off FB, Linkedin just never quite got there. It's just missing something. Ok for job seaching, in a diamond in the rough. Indeeds better tho for FT type jobs.
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Old March 20th, 2019, 08:27 AM   #7
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Re: LinkedIn joining the live streaming scene

This may be “duh” to all of you but I think Linkedin is really popular with “business” people...suits, offices, job titles that mean nothing to anyone in those industries. For artists (or whatever we are) not so much.
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Old March 22nd, 2019, 07:45 PM   #8
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I've been thinking of linking out of connections where I have no idea who the person is. I think I might do that if I don't recognize any of out mutual friends. After that I need to look through the two boxes of business cards...
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Old March 22nd, 2019, 08:21 PM   #9
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I'm loathe to even bother playing the game of connecting with people on LinkedIn.

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