Advantages of using TAGS into business Social Networking

After my last post “Using TAGS in Business Social Networking” I keep thinking on what interesting it would be make a list with some pros and cons of this idea so here I start..

Pros

  • We will see direct contacts just as another group and not as our only group.
  • We can tag people inside our direct contacts group to get more detailed views of our own contacts. We can tag people for example by
    • Where they come from
    • Industry in which they are working on
    • Why they are useful for you as a direct contact
    • What you can offer to them as a direct contact
  • Advanced and Personalized search using tags as part of LinkedIn search keywords.
  • Chance to build better business services personalized for people on each tag group.
  • Chance to build better relationships and connections with people on each tag group.
  • Chance to share tags with all community or at least with some of your contacts just to help them.

Cons

  • Advanced configuration needed, but predefined settings could reduce this problem.
  • Controlling TAGs will cause problems, but a good GUI should reduce this problem, and again, the chance to not use TAGs is always there.

Could you add more pros and cons?

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One Response to Advantages of using TAGS into business Social Networking

  1. jorge says:

    Hola fernando

    I like the tagging idea; I use LinkedIn in the context of the recruitment, online talent attraction space, so a bit of folksonomy would not hurt. fact is though it will take more than technology and widgets to compete or beat LinkedIn, but it is worth thinking about the tools or services that can make it stronger

    Suerte con nuba, and who knows maybe I can offshore a project to you or somn like that

    jorge

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