Friday, July 15, 2011

Fun Friday Foto - Linked In, a Silicon Valley Company

For my Fun Friday Foto:

I thought it would be fun to snap this picture yesterday and share with you while I was in Mountain View, CA. This is Silicon Valley.  This particular company has been in the news quite a bit because of their recent IPO. I access their network everyday, I don't really think about their office building.  

I read this interesting comparison of three famous Silicon Valley companies, by Sharon Machlis. Of the sizzling three, Facebook, Linked In, Twitter – 2 of the companies located10 miles of each other (Mountain View and Palo Alto) and with Twitter in San Francisco.  I agree with how Machlis summarizes each. 

I admit, I am an early user with some success of all three networks, as each company started. Am I amazed all 3 are super star businesses now?  How will they evolve? As these networks seem to be over crowded now, I tend to search for the next rising star.

Linked In is located only 2-3 miles away from the Google campus.  Don't forget the growing Apple Computer, although much, much older in years, is nearby in Cupertino, 15 miles south.

As I mentioned many times, Silicon Valley is always changing, it might be as soon as overnight when you drive by and see a temporary cover over a company sign because of an acquisition.

This is Silicon Valley!  

Linked in, less than 5 miles from Google campus, 10 miles from Facebook

How do you use each of these social networking companies?

Out and about, Silicon Valley ~~~ The Fun Tour Guru

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