Thursday, August 24, 2006

Recruiting with Blogs: A Short-Lived Trend?

Well, it looks as if blogging may take a turn towards more privacy. Blog site Six Apart has launched Vox, a blogging and social networking site "with highly customized privacy settings."

Among other things, bloggers can restrict access to their content according to "buckets" of readers..."friends," "family," or "the world," for instance. What makes this a little unique is the fact that users can mix and match within a single blog, meaning that bloggers can actually aim content at several different readers exclusively of each other.

What will be interesting to see is how blogging behavior changes with these available settings. Will more people opt to allow only select readers enjoy their content? Or will bloggers stick with the "open to the whole world" format that we've become accustomed to?

If you're a recruiter who has been using blogs to identify talent...wonder what will happen if this channel gets shut off?

Of course, we won't know the answer to these questions for the next couple of years. It's highly unlikely that behavior will change that drastically in several months' period.

Of course, with the Internet, you can never be too sure...

2 comments:

C.M Russell said...

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It's exciting to see so many recruiters who understand the importance of blogging to drive their business and their own personal growth as a professional.

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Regards,

~CM Russell
Founder, Recruitingfly.com

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Nick Roy said...

If a blogger is an aspiring journalist or an experienced journalist who wants to be on his own, chances are that type of blogger will want to expand syndication options. To get his or her articles in front of as many people as possible.

Some people like teenagers who have blogs, which act more like diaries, should be more private.