Yesterday was my birthday. Yay for birthdays! Many of us have known the joy of the Facebook birthday; the flood of messages from friends near, far, and from high school! It’s great fun. This year, for the first time, I was getting numerous birthday greetings on LinkedIn as well! LinkedIn has been taking cues from younger sister and “friends” social network (vs. business-only) Facebook and adopted some of the attributes we like best about Facebook. The birthday nudge that LinkedIn is using also reminds your network about job changes and work anniversaries for connections, giving us all a reason to engage with one another within LinkedIn. I approve!
What do you think? Will you wish work colleagues and business connections a happy birthday on LinkedIn?