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Reid Hoffman (CEO of LinkedIn) on the Future of Jobs & Social Data Revolution

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LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003 mainly used for professional networking. As of May 2009, it had more than 40 million registered users, spanning 170 industries.

Reid Hoffman (Executive Chairman and co-Founder of LinkedIn) and Andreas Weigend have a great conversation covering the following topics: People are participants / interaction, psychological ecosystem, the idea that everybody is a small business, lead generation (of someone who looks ‘me’ up) vs. traditional advertising, looking at people in common: help with decision making, using the LinkedIn network as a lens, social construction, the notion of asymmetry, and the future of jobs namely “free agent nation.”

Reid Hoffman (born August 5, 1967) is an American entrepreneur and angel investor. Hoffman is best known as the founder of LinkedIn, a social network used primarily for business connections and job searching.

Andreas Weigend is a former Chief Scientist at Amazon.com and the author of over 100 scientific papers on the application of machine learning techniques to finance and business problems.

Video filmed and produced by Shaun Tai.

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