Some interesting news tidbits today:
- At the recent Social Recruiting Summit, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman suggested that people are more honest on their LinkedIn profiles than they are on their resumes. Why? Because LinkedIn profiles are public and visible to your peers, who can call you out on embellishments and untruths. I write a little more about this in my personal tech blog, Global Nerdy.
- A while back, I wrote an article titled Fast Food Apple Pies and Why Netbooks Suck, in which I suggested that netbooks set up false expectations in the way that a certain burger chain’s apple pies set up false expectation. Now there’s a study that backs up my assertions, and once again, I wrote more about it in Global Nerdy.
- You should be following Manning Publications’ Twitter account! They often announce limited-time coupon codes that can save you up to half off the price of their books in both dead-tree and PDF form. Their current set of coupon codes puts a number of their ebooks at under $20 each.