For the past 3-4 years I have participated and grown in the use of social media and in particular LinkedIn. I am not an expert in any of this, as in reality no one could every be an expert in social media. The best that I can be is an “Explorer” always investigating and learning while social media continues to evolve and change. Still people have come to me regarding how I benefit from using LinkedIn.
I can’t take credit for the term social media “explorer” as I picked that up from a connection years ago when I heard Tom Martin speak at a 2009 AMA chapter meeting in Omaha. I have learned a lot from Tom’s blog postings on his web site Converse Digital and I encourage anyone that wants to learn more, visit his web site. He wrote two posts on his older Positive Disruption blog on this subject called, “Hire Explorers not Experts” and “Hire Explorers Not Experts (part II)” that also has a video from that 2009 AMA Hot Topics Summit.