LinkedIn Applications: automatic data into your resume

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LinkedIn, the popular resume maintenance tool just got a little smarter: they added an applications catalogue that can make your profile there more dynamic. This is good as then potential business partners can find out more about myself from a single source, and I need to do less work to keep it up-to-date.

I immediately added three apps, displaying my latest conference presentations, upcoming trip plans and posts on my blog:

LinkedIn Applications on my profile

This is great as the applications already were part of my workflow. However, in general it is not a good idea to trust web apps to be the only place where you keep your things.

In my case, I'm using my Midgard-powered website as the backup where I automatically gather information I publish on other services like Jaiku or Flickr. This means that I can use the convenience and collaborative features of social web applications but still remain in control of my data. In the future I may move this to an even more replicated setup...

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