@Milaspage I agree that LinkedIn is very underused in the SoMe world, but that it has more staying power, especially for employment and business opportunities. I think it is just easier to RT and + K than write a well thought out and honest recommendation because there is much more superficial interaction on twitter and facebook, etc.
@DixieLil @dixielil Agreed, i am always grateful for a plus K - its a nice way to show gratitude, and of course RTs are very important. I guess what strikes me is that in circles where people have demonstrated their expertise, or been extremely impressive, among peers, it would be such value added for those of us who see it to take the time to give that recommendation. I think it just doesnt occur to us half the time. I also think that a lot of us think, who am I to give this person (who I hold in such high esteem) a recommendation... but what we forget is who we are in SoMe isn't necessarily how we are perceived in the "real" non some world. To someone researching a potential hire, or firm, seeing real humans recommendations are invaluable. I think its worth putting this in our "must do" social media engagement list :)
I dont think every person we interact with shoudl be expecting recommendations, but i think if someone impresses us or helps us with their expertise, then by all means - isnt that what good social media people do? :)
Thanks so much for commenting Lily!