Valerie Skinner

Blog Authors:  Valerie Skinner   is part of the IBM developerWorks team, getting to know the real developers who make up the My developerWorks community and exploring the world of social networking. I'm enjoying learning what makes developers tick! I'm very interested in exploring online communities and social media and understanding real world application - how they can help people solve problems and work together.

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1 thartric commented Permalink

Hey Val, very useful stuff! Finding colleagues using Keywords is what I tend to use. Thanks!

2 vskinner commented Permalink

Using keyword searches works well for people that have added tags to their profile in My developerWorks, since "keyword" is actually searching their tags. In one of my next blog posts I'm going to talk about how to make yourself "more findable" by other people searching profiles - and adding tags to your profile is important.

3 Jamesco commented Permalink

Valerie, these are great tips. I like find out what people are doing outside the United States, so I use find by City/Country and quickly connect with people all over the world.

4 bobleah commented Permalink

Great tips! But you missed a hidden gem... look for a blog entry from me in the next few days... where I will share this little gem with all! <div>&nbsp;</div> I will circle back and post the blog enry URL here...

5 bobleah commented Permalink

I just posted my hidden gem...<div>&nbsp;</div> Read about it in my blog post here --&gt; <div>&nbsp;</div> https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/bobleah/entry/hidden_gem_your_profile_tags34

6 SumaChakrabarti commented Trackback

Hey Val,<div>&nbsp;</div> Recently, I found new people in "Recommended by" list of my blog entries.<div>&nbsp;</div>

7 robinlangford commented Permalink

Great post, Valerie! I'm particularly interested in checking out the blogs my dW friends find appealing. Is there an easy way to see which blogs other people are following? Or which blogs get the most visits?<div>&nbsp;</div> Thanks for the help!<br /> - Robin

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