Based on encouragement from the Chief Cheerleader, I created some more Yahoo “LinkedIn” groups — yes I can hear it now “not yet another
bunch of groups” — to address my pet peeve “near by ed ness”.
The way I see it, if you’re in NYC you can get to any place in Manhattan to klache, clique, or any other coffee-related activity to bond with your LinkedIn colleagues. Maybe some networking might even ensue. Other geographies can reasonable be thought to be local.
Not so in New Jersey, (properly pronounced Nu Jer Zeeeee)! It has some unique challenges. Which are of course unanswered by anything we currently have. It’s a long way from tip to toe in New Jersey. And, in the guts of North and Central Jersey, width is measured in traffic jams per mile. And, the bottom of the peanut, it’s a long way from Camden to AC.
So, in order to bond with my fellow LinkedIn-ites in the Garden State, I created some groups.
To collect anyone interested in LinkedIn activities in New Jersey. I’d envision this to be the focus point for spinning off ZIPCODE groups.
I kicked off the idea with a ZIPCODE group near my place of work 08054
and one near home 08824.
All three have unique logos! Yes, I tried to compensate for predictable names.
I invite all interested in klatching, cliquing, or otherwise meeting up / networking with me or others around your geography to join.
As is the new trend, you must “apply” and give your “linkedin url” to be admitted. Other than that it’s as exclusive as rainfall. Good manners are appreciated.
I welcome others to “steal” the idea. And, will be glad to walk you thru the concept and steps.
If you don’t like the idea, then it’s all Vincent’s fault. he made me do it. ;-)
F. John Reinke
Kendall Park, NJ 08824
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054