I wrote about the downsides of online networking platforms like LinkedIn in June 2008 – » LinkedIn is irritating but as 2012 begins I’m finding myself more active in, though still cautious about, some of the professional groups on LinkedIn, and reconsidering my so very limited use of Facebook. I’ve even offered to be a moderator of the Reference Publishers Group and recruited a couple of great people to join me. That group hasn’t been active at all and it really is a perfect use of the LinkedIn system – scattered people in a fast-changing industry who need to share ideas much more than we do now. So I’m changing my tune if not eating my words.
Here are the groups I belong to:
- Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)
- Reference Publishers Group (RPG)
- UKSG: Connecting the Information Community