Be a social super hero with Dynamic Signal’s VoiceStorm

I use the VoiceStorm mobile application powered by Dynamic Signal to share content throughout my social networks by scheduling posts a few days in advanced. Watch this video to learn how I use the application and how IBM uses it to amplify content throughout the social networks


3000 Members now in the BlueMix LinkedIn Group!

Today, as I processed the pending membership requests on LinkedIn for the IBM Bluemix group, we surpassed 3,000 members!  In less than two years the group continues to grow and membership and activity have grown regularly each week. Keep promoting it and keep posting important material to the group!

While the group has some good discussions and examples of how BlueMix is used, if you prefer video then you should consider checking out the YouTube channel dedicated to IBM BlueMix, which is run by the Developerworks team:

Need help: Why am I getting a 403 Forbidden when posting to LinkedIn?

Every other social network posting works fine but recently I get this error when posting to LinkedIn. I have looked all over the internet for a solution including the LinkedIn forums. Seems like a lot of people are having this problem with LinkedIn and many are solving it in very different ways. I attempted to disable my CDN, I checked the .htaccess file and even removed some the advertisements but to no avail. I am running WordPress 3.9.1 with all plugins updated to the latest.

Any help is appreciated!

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Here are the plugins I currently have enabled on this site:

  • Akismet
  • Amazon Reloaded for WordPress
  • AntiVirus
  • CDN Linker
  • Download Counter
  • Download Counter Chart
  • Easy Technorati Tags for WordPress
  • Image Gallery Reloaded
  • ImageMagick Engine
  • Jetpack by
  • Lightbox Plus ColorBox
  • Mobile Gallery
  • Technorati Full Feeds
  • URL Shortener
  • WP-Stats
  • WP-Stats-Dashboard
  • WP-SynHighlight
  • WP Missed Schedule
  • WP Super Cache
  • Youtube Feeder


I made the top 5% viewed profiles on LinkedIn

So back in November (2012) I wrote about how you can get views on your LinkedIn profile by making sure your profile is as complete as you can make it (Who’s viewed your profile) – thanks again Ben Martin. So look what I got in my email today, not bad for 200 million members!



LinkedIn Groups come through again!

While playing around in Sametime I came across this apparently not too well-known feature and blogged about it last week – Can’t remember that person who Sametime’d you?.

Before I begin I want to thank everyone for responding, liking, and emailing me!

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Why LinkedIn should be worth more than Facebook

It’s an age-old adage – Business vs Pleasure.

In a world where athletes make millions and the average business person makes less than $100K it is hard to argue that a market designed for entertainment isn’t big business. However, the customers are clearly in it for pleasure. This is why Facebook on paper is more valuable than LinkedIn – how can you argue with almost a billion users? LinkedIn, however, has over 200 million “business users” and the entire focus of LinkedIn is to “link” you with other business people.

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Who’s viewed your profile?

Your LinkedIn profile can either be a positive or negative element in the social world equation. I received some good tips from Ben Martin about how to have a profile that gets results. While I am not looking for a job, I do use my LinkedIn profile to connect with customers and partners and I want to be “found” when I am not out looking for others. I want others to find me. Since I expanded my introduction section I have seen a drastic difference in the statistics around how many times my profile was viewed or has shown up in search results.

If you want to be taken seriously you should have as much information about your skills as possible. People are looking for something out of the ordinary buzzwords. I am sure my profile is not perfect and if you have any advice for me please share!