Monday, January 15, 2007

News travels fast

Getting back from a long weekend (Yoga retreat, was just great :-), I had a bunch of news to deal with. Pretty exciting stuff (for us) to share.

Putting out LinkedInABox, we weren't really looking to make any press about it. We preferred baby stepping with friends & family while thinking what can we do in this space. From day one, it seemed to be getting some pretty good feedback on the idea and implementation but we have not figured out how to monetize it yet...

Last Thursday, Mashable made a small mention in his weekly roundup. From there, things rolled pretty quick leading to quotes on few news sites (like this nice Chinese site. I'm sure he gave us a rave review :-) and social link networks. We've also started seeing some interesting folks putting boxes on their blogs. I can't mention names, as people simply used it as a tool for their "private" use. However, one of them, Ouriel Ohayon posted a nice article about it, so I'm sure he wouldn't mind our referral.

It was important for us to get this widget out with minimum of investment so we can validate its core value first. Now that we've seemed to accomplish that, we'll be moving on to complete its set of features (oh, and work on that monetization part ;-).

If you have any suggestions or comment, I'll be more than happy to hear.