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Social networks enhance our real lives

In the 90s, Reid Hoffman built his first startup, SocialNet. He asked himself questions like "How do you form connections?" and "How do you bring people together around common interests?".

Even though SocialNet failed, he got this insight from it: "We're all trying to navigate our real-world lives. We're not trying to go to cyberspace. We're trying to have a rich and interesting life where we live and where we work. So we're trying to improve our real identity, our real relationships, and navigating the world around us."

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Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn Co-Founder | The Brave Ones

Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn Co-Founder | The Brave Ones

CNBC International TV

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Hacks for network businesses

As a network business, you need specific hacks to get to scale. This usually means piggybacking on other platforms. Whatever hack you choose, you need to do it well and aggressively.

Examples:

  • LinkedIn and Facebook hacked the e-mail platform: They asked users to upload their address book and then sent e-mails to their contacts.
  • DoSomething hacked memes: they took funny pictures aligned with their mission, turned them into memes and released them into social media with a message at the end "... and here's what we're doing at DoSomething". It worked because the memes were shared a lot.

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Reid Hoffman On How To Hack Your First 100 Users

Reid Hoffman On How To Hack Your First 100 Users

Entrepreneur First

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