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As will be shared with the Medical Devices Group tomorrow, August 28, 2018.
I owe you some explanations.
WHY DID YOU SEND SO MANY ANNOUNCEMENTS THIS WEEK?
The LinkedIn group formerly known as the Medical Devices Group (any Prince fans out there?) had 70 “subgroups” such as the QA/RA and “San Diego” groups. Each got a “group closing” announcement.
I’m sorry if you got pilloried with emails this week. (I didn’t know how else to alert everyone.)
WHY DO YOU HATE LINKEDIN?
I don’t. Profile pages are great. Just groups, they kinda ruined it.
ON ONE HAND YOU’RE LEAVING LINKEDIN. ON THE OTHER, YOU USE THE LINKEDIN APP FOR https://medgroup.biz/stay REGISTRATION. WHY?
Ironic, I know.
Using LinkedIn is the only way to “pull in” your LinkedIn photo, name, and profile hyperlink. These are vital. With these, members can find you when you contribute.
I don’t know a suitable workaround that doesn’t involve logging into LinkedIn somehow.
I DON’T WANT TO GIVE YOU ACCESS TO MY LINKEDIN. CAN I STILL USE YOUR SITE?
Yes, there’s plenty to enjoy, but you can’t leave comments or access some restricted assets and conversations.
YOU CAN SIGN UP WITH JUST YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.
Just share your email address and first name on the homepage form (middle of page).
That way, I can at least reach you our once-weekly email, as I have for the last 6½ years.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE LINKEDIN GROUP?
It will stay open but be ravaged by spam, drowning any hope of conversation.
The upside: By ignoring the LinkedIn group, I already built worthwhile tools, such as:
• The events calendar
• The search function (for back conversations)
• The notification feature (email updates about discussions of interest)
• The job board (a few weeks away)
Fittingly, I’m out of space, for the last time.
I know this is goodbye to 250,000+ who won’t transition with us.
I’m 😞 but will redouble my efforts for YOU – if you come along for our next chapter.
Thank you, one and all. I’m out.
Make it a great week.
P.S. That link again: https://medgroup.biz/stay
About the author: Technically, Joe Hage still leads the world’s largest Medical Devices Group (350,000+ members), formerly the industry’s spam-free, curated forum for intelligent conversations with medical device thought leaders.
Mr. Hage’s medical device marketing services help companies engage qualified prospects and his family of 10x Medical Device events unites Medical Devices Group members in fun and educational forums each year.
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