Saturday, September 28, 2013

2013 PROMO: Social media for professionals in virtual worlds: Linkedin

Social media for professionals in virtual worlds:  
Linkedin
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Social Networking
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Linkedin is for professionals to network. If you are doing professional things in virtual worlds, you may want to use it to promote your work.  

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Professional things done by people in Virtual Worlds
  • Building, scripting, etc. 
  • Fashion:  clothes, avatars
  • Art and photography
  • Education
  • Video creation
  • Writing, blogging
  • Musical performances, music videos, music tracks
  • Marketing 
  • Business and management
You can:
  • see what other professionals are doing.
  • claim your skills .
  • get other professionals to endorse your claim.
  • contact other professionals doing work related to yours.
  • see jobs that you might want to apply for.
  • promote your blog or other professional activities.
  • find professional groups that fit your interests.
  • I have found at least 200 people from virtual worlds there.
Here is the web link: Linkedin
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Suggestions: 
  • Use your legal name.  This is for real business.
  • Show your connections to virtual worlds
  • Show the name(s) you use in virtual worlds. 
  • In virtual worlds, show your legal name in your display name
  • Join professional groups with interests in virtual worlds.
  • Look in those groups for other people you know. 
  • Post about your professional activities only. 
  • Post as often as you have significant news.
  • Give out your legal name to your friends so they can find you.
  • Get legal names from your friends so you can find them.
  • If you think you know someone, see if you know people in their contacts list.
  • Endorse people only for skills you know they have.  
  • Look for ways to show your skills in the outworld, not just the inworld.
  • I am Selby Evans in Linkedin.   Connect with me if you want.
  • I will probably need your SL name to endorse you for anything.
  • You can look through my contact list to find the SL people I know.   
  • And look through my contact list on Google+ for more SL people
Other social  media of interest
Google+ is my top choice for a social media site to promote your projects.

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