D. Mengel's Top 20
An Incomplete Journal of Using LinkedIn
By Dwight Mengel
When I joined LinkedIn three or so years ago I did not really know what it could be used for. LinkedIn promoted itself as a professional networking service. After joining, I re-connected with several former colleagues, slowly grew my network, and that was all, until June 2011.
At the NYPTA conference (June 2010) I moderated a session on social media. Inspired, I went to LinkedIn and searched for "mobility management".
I found the "Sustainable Urban Transport and Mobility Management Group" and read discussions for a couple of months. The Group is mostly European with a large number of British members. It's an interesting on-line community. I began contributing responses to discussions. After receiving some positive feedback, I started a discussion about a video of a trolley trip in 1906 San Francisco. Afterwards, I found out people will contact you directly by email to follow-up on a discussion they are interested in.
In September 2011, Sheryl Gross-Glaser created the "The Partnership for Mobility Management" Group. This is by far my favorite. As of 2/20/12, the group has 103 members. People need to join the Partnership (free membership) in order to enroll in the group.
Advice for Managing A Group
Since I do not have any advice of my own in the matter, I went looking for some.