Attend events in real life via LinkedIn

This is awesome news! I can already see many others being able to network a lot easier without the added hassle or even having to pay fees to attend a non-descriptive event, hosted by someone or some company they aren’t familiar with… just for networking’s sake.

New Functionality

Similar to Facebook’s functionality for events, this new feature should be quite familiar to most that have used it already over at Facebook. It’s all pretty straightforward… create an event, add pertinent details such as the location, time and description, then invite friends/co-workers/prospects (that you’re connected to on LinkedIn), and finally hit the ‘Post’ button. And we would imagine there will be privacy settings that would allow/disallow the public to join your event.

Also similar to Facebook, users will be able to mark themselves as attending or otherwise. Conveniently, events that you’re invited to will appear on the same screen that you currently receive connection requests on. Seamless and simple.

Another cool feature is being able to ‘pre-game’ and chat with others that have also marked themselves as attending, all before the event has even started! What a way to garner some cool points beforehand.

According to LinkedIn product manager Ashu Dubey, “We have seen behavior where people are using the platform to organize meet-ups and they will add a bunch of folks to the comments and tag them and those folks will in turn invite more”.

I foresee that this will probably even cut down on the outgoing traffic to sites such as Meetup, which was possibly filling this gap before this new implementation. It only makes sense to keep everything in a single place logically.

This also appears to be building on past events that LinkedIn has taken to further align itself with being the leader of social media for professionals. The last feature was the implementation of video filters similar to the ones that Snapchat uses. These features were also used in conjunction with live events that happen in, you guessed it, the real world.

Drawbacks

The only drawback, for now, is that this is only going to be piloted in the New York and San Francisco areas. We’re not currently sure how long this is going to be this way. Either way this definitely should be a great feature that should see lots of usage.

Language Sentiment is nearly go!

We’re extremely happy to announce that we are nearly done with a secret project that we’ve been working on, Language Sentiment! We’ve been working on this in secret since early this month (August 2016).

Language Sentiment for Social Media

Language Sentiment for Social Media is going to be something huge I feel. Which is why I’ve spent hundreds of hours preparing for it. About 5 weeks ago┬áI began researching Machine Learning, Python and R in hopes to get a grip on the tech to be able to use it. As you may know, Machine Learning is used in breaking down/understanding Language Sentiment.

Here at Socialius, one of our main focuses is helping average users and enterprise to be able to easily navigate Social Media. Within this one should be able to quickly guage what tweets, direct messages, etc actually mean. How that information relates and correlates with trends and if and how it is working for others on Social Media.

Boost your Social Media Efforts

This is going to not only be an integral part of our overall platform, but will also compliment other processes and services that we offer. All in hopes to make you better at Social Media not just via our platform, but by teaching you best practices, etc.

I strongly feel that the more you know the better you can perform. For example, with our Social Media Language Sentiment you’ll be able to approach others on Social Media with your best foot forward, by responding to messages optimally and on-point.