My new company, NetProspex, has published a Social Business Report detailing which kinds of businesses and business people use social media like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Maybe this is a shameless plug, but I thought there were some interesting tidbits in the report you might be interested in.
Social Industries - New Tech But Not Old
It's no surprise that tech companies are among the most connected through the new social media. But I thought it was interesting that the auto industry is at the very bottom, including dealers, repair shops and parts stores (all in the bottom 10).
Social Jobs - Finance But Not The Board
I found it surprising that Finance folks (plus M&A, less surprising) were ranked number 2 in connectivity, after recruiters. Having absorbed that, though, I thought it was fascinating that Board members were at the very bottom. Isn't that where Finance folks go when they retire? maybe it's just a generational thing.
Social Companies - Tech Plus Newspapers
Again tech companies dominate the top 10 most-connected companies, but interestingly, the New York Times trumps them all and grabs the number one spot. Could it be David Pogue and Walt Mossberg all by themselves?