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Irina Shamaeva
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Lives in Berkeley CA
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I was at a "Tech Design" meetup at the LI HQ in SF last night, with presentations from designer leaders from Google and some start-ups. It was a moderated panel. A lady who is managing a LI Design team shared a couple of things that I find... well.. matching our user experience?
1) she said that they were designing and coding <some features> so fast that they didn't have the time to tell QA what to test - and were testing themselves. (Anyone who has dealt with software development knows what "quality" that sort of testing results in).
2) answering the question, "has it happened to you that you design user interface and it turns out that the end users are unhappy" - she said "never happened to me".

Sarcasm aside, generally, LinkedIn is struggling with mobile apps and mobile user experience. They are originally "very much" desktop, yet about 1/2 of their pages hits now comes from mobile.
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I am thinking that mobile "weakness" can potentially affect LinkedIn's business. Their mobile apps are even buggier than the browser versions, but I don't think that (or the UI/UX design) is a big issue. They just lack the real-time interaction piece like chatting and messaging. What is there to do on LinkedIn on a small screen? 

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Posted "Who are your followers?" - pretty much a summary of what we discussed here previously, and I appreciated everyone's input.
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I've seen my LinkedIn followers when I viewed my own online activities.
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Who are Your LinkedIn Followers? Find out. 
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Who are your LinkedIn Followers? Find out! A guide to the new LinkedIn functionality.
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Searching Internationally? Find out Everything You Need To Know About XING.com X-Ray in my new post.
German holds the second place among the most spoken languages in Europe.  The top Social Network for the German-speaking people is XING.com. More than a half of XING members, about 8 MLN, are Germa...
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New post: Sourcing Internationally in Non-traditional Ways (the Netherlands examples)  
A true Sourcer needs to be open-minded, resourceful, and creative. While some sites and tools may seem to cover the "wrong" territory, many can be used quite productively if you give them a chance ...
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Looking forward to the eRecruitment conference in Amsterdam http://emerce.nl/erecruitment/ on April 16th - who is joining?
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That's interesting wording on group announcements, isn't it?

"We've figured out which members of the group are most likely to open and be interested in announcements like this, and sent it just to them."
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Those are awesome numbers +Irina Shamaeva!  Thanks for sharing this.
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Who are Your LinkedIn Followers? Find out!
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It's not too late to sign up: we have 2-3 seats left at the Practice session "Sourcing Internationally" tomorrow, Thursday April 30, get the slides and a 90-min recording from the Lecture session as well plus one month of support on all things Sourcing Globally.
This brand-new webinar from Join Sourcing Master Irina Shamaeva covers the best practices, tools, and techniques for Sourcing talent from many countries.
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I have a question for the group. Is it OK to invite a follower (whom you do not know) to connect? Or can this be perceived as spam?
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Thanks +Hannah Tighe - of course, there's need for personal interaction. The lesson is, I suppose, that if you communicate elsewhere, sending a LI request just to connect needn't be elaborate and can remain standard.
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Interesting. New on LinkedIn: see your followers who are NOT your connections (if there are any) https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/author/posts#stats

These are shown on top, above the connections.
I have little idea how LinkedIn chooses the order. One of the top results for me is a member with 0 connections (and is therefore outside of my network); the other one is an "excutive agent and representitve,crystal bohemia" in Jordan - interesting, but I am not sure what has prompted this to be a top listed person. It looks like I have ~1000 followers who are not connections.

I imagine it would make sense to be able to send a message to a follower who is not a connection, but at this point the functionality is not there.

The bubbles show various statistics. It would be nice if they were clickable, providing some search capabilities, but they are not.
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OK, thanks!
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Introduction

Irina Shamaeva is a recognized leader in Sourcing, Social Recruiting, and Internet Research.

She is Partner and Chief Sourcer at Brain Gain Recruiting, an executive search firm with the focus on placing software development and management consulting candidates nationwide.

In addition to sourcing for her agency, Irina takes on Sourcing /Name Generation/Internet Research projects across numerous industries and geographies – which she loves doing!

Irina shares her sourcing discoveries, tips, and strategies in blogs and lectures. Her blog Boolean Strings has enjoyed 160K+ visits so far in 2013. Thousands of students have attended Irina’s webinars on Search Engines, LinkedIn, Social Recruiting, Internet Research, and productivity tools.

Irina is Founder and part of the Team at People Sourcing Certification Program, now in its second year, that has become the program of choice for recruiters world-wide. By now the program has graduates from 16 countries in the world, and from companies such as Apple, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Target, Allstate Insurance, HomeDepot, Verizon Wireless, Capgemini, and more.

Irina’s latest speaking engagements included:

Irina won the largest number of sourcing competitions than anyone else, which includes the “big” SourceCon challenge in 2009, the contest in 2011, the SourceCon challenge in Atlanta in Feb in 2013, and the prequalifier contest for SourceCon Seattle in October 2013.

Prior to Brain Gain Recruiting and People Sourcing Certification Program, Irina held engineering and management leadership positions at biotech and high technology companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Applied Biosystems, MDL, and e-Motion. Irina holds a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics from Moscow University.

To learn more about Irina, check out her LinkedIn Profile , follow her on Twitter, and circle her on Google-Plus.

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I am good at finding people.
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People Sourcing Teacher, Information Sourcer, Recruiter, Internet Researcher, International Data Miner, Communities Leader
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Recruiting, Sourcing, Social Networking, Googling, LinkedIn Debugging, Searching, Researching, Creating, Discovering, Digging, Explaining, Tweeting, Blogging
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  • People Sourcing Certification Program
    Founder, Teacher, 2012 - present
  • Brain Gain Recruiting
    Partner, Chief Sourcer, 2003 - present
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Female
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Friends, Networking
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January 27
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Ирина Шамаева, Ирина Агранович