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  • David

    Very interesting trends around access to data, is the Internet becoming more of a walled garden?

    July 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm Reply
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      Heather Sundell

      Maybe. I like that metaphor; it makes me think of The Secret Garden. I think for a long time the Internet has been rapidly expanding, but to what end? If the laws of science are in fact correct, I predict that it will start shrinking back down. If David Waterman is right, then the Internet really still has that Wild West feel, growing into its manifest destiny. For a long time it was just a free for all. However, at some point even the Wild West became civilized and orderly with rules, laws, and people began accepting norms of right and wrong. I think with increased concerns around privacy and information protection, it looks like a more civilized online society is in our future.

      July 12, 2012 at 11:50 am Reply
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      Josh Kopel

      Personally, I think rather than thinking of it as a walled garden, the internet is becoming more like a real-world social group. At the beginning, everything was being shared very very freely, but like people, online entities are beginning to appreciate the value of keeping certain pieces of information to themselves. It’s maturing, in the same way that adults don’t share everything with the people around them, whereas very young children tend to be very poor with keeping secrets.

      July 13, 2012 at 3:57 pm Reply
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        I’d agree. The internet at its core is just a massive group of people carrying out a massive amount of interactions. As in any social sphere, demographics will start to clump together, and they won’t always want everyone listening in. As more and more businesses develop an online buyer persona, I feel that developing LinkedIn will be one of the more relevant marketing b2b strategies .

        July 17, 2012 at 8:37 am Reply
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    Dennis Miedema

    LinkedIn dropping Twitter is, honestly, not a big deal at all and doesn’t come as a suprise to me either. I’ve seen many people (including myself) have lots of LinkedIn contacts, post Twitter updates all the time, but not driving any real amounts of traffic to their site(s).

    My personal opinion: LinkedIn is nice if you’re an account manager or looking for a job, but in terms of staying in touch with customers and leads? How about you use a phone? Much more effective.

    July 18, 2012 at 3:22 am Reply
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