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XING Releases Research on Communication & Networking

The research unsurprisingly is endorsing XING… there were 7,418 randon XING’s european based with China input… Nothing from outr part of the world or Australia…hmmm so i guess they need more time to extend their global reach…

XING Research….

We have just published our third international survey “Communication and Networking on the Internet”, and  this year’s survey has a lot of interesting results. For example:
Did you know that standard communication technologies such as landline phones and Microsoft Outlook are becoming less important for XING members, while Internet-based networking is more and more popular around the globe? Or that 62% of XING members work in middle and upper management?

See more here and download the pdf… openBLOG

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FaceBook Addiction is Growing vs Being a Business Drone in LinkedIn

Something freaky is happening to APLINK…an addiction is slowly creeping up on me… for the social networking platform called Facebook…why is this happening.

I think primarily it is because no one can feel threatened by a facebook profile …its friendly, it’s free, it’s easy, it’s interactive hehe dare i say — itsReal.

The more I get to be in facebook the more i discover things that can be done, I have a linkedin profile and also plaxo, Zing & others but of all these I think facebook allows me to mix my social lifestyle with my business style. In other words you can be yourself in facebook NOT some business drone that you seem to need to be in the others….

When i happened on the link to include this blog into my facebook profile and then seeing how easy it was to do, i think this is the turning point…still when will someone integrate second life into facebook, i would love to have a doorway from my facebook profile to my office in second life…then the addiction would engulf me completely –itsReal


Image: APLINK at The Pacific West Communications Second Life Office


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XING & ZoomInfo Partnership – Millions of Contacts on offer to Members

OPEN Business Club AG (ISIN: DE000XNG8888), operator of the international networking platform XING (, today announced a comprehensive partnership with Zoom Information Inc. (, a business information search engine that indexes the Business Web to quickly find information about industries, companies and people. The partnership will provide XING’s 2 million-plus members with immediate access to profiles on nearly 36 million business people and 3.8 million companies directly on the XING platform. Under the terms of the partnership, all XING members will have access to ZoomInfo profiles and XING premium members will have the ability to contact over 18 million professionals directly and securely. XING members will also be able to manage their own online ‘brand reputation’ by monitoring their own web references to ensure accuracy and consistency. ZoomInfo’s 4.5 million unique monthly visitors will also be able to join XING’s business network directly with a simple two-click process. Importantly, in line with XING’s strict member confidentiality policy, all contact information of XING users will continue to be protected within XING.

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