Thursday, May 25, 2006

Linkedin without RSS is not powerful

In the job market, we are basically paid what we know. Peter Drucker has been saying this since the early 90s. Knowledge is everything.

Yet, Linkedin is not structured for knowledge-sharing. Don't get me wrong, I think the people at Linkedin are doing a great job and it's reallly a great innovation.

But it's up to Linkedin users to find ways to rapidly, instantly, massively share their knowledge with other connections.

The solution is simple: create a blog at Blogger, and use Feedblitz (free of charge) to enable visitors to become subscribers (like what I did at

This powerful technology whereby a blogger can distribute, daily or hourly, his postings to the email boxes of people, is called RSS (real simple syndication).

In my opinion, it is one of the more significant inventions on the Web. In fact, thanks to RSS, the Internet is becoming less characterized by "websites" and begins to resemble a galaxy of "mailsites."

A website is not necessarily visited often. Why should visitors come back, since the content doesn't change?

A mailsite, on the other hand, changes often. Also, you can subscribe and unsubscribe from mailsites by simply clicking a button.