Here is a meaning for “Social Search” that is a bit different from the applications that Google, Bing, Facebook and others are racing to perfect. This one is already available and can be really valuable to entrepreneurs and other professionals.
I have a new friend (who found me on LinkedIn) who is self-funding development of a very interesting new product and Web service. (A prototype of the product is cellalert.org - but an advanced version is now in development.) The existing product has received finalist recognition in netsquared and other mobile challenges. He and his partner (in different cities) are both working full-time in senior level high-tech jobs. He has received some small funding amounts but will need more in a few months to keep going. He needs an angel, but not sure how to find one.
My suggestion is to use LinkedIn; and I’ll give some examples below that can help him and maybe others.
From my own experience with social networking platforms, LinkedIn is way better than any other platform for this kind of thing, where a trusted introduction really helps, e.g., for finding partners, investors, donors, advisers, employees, friendly press contacts, etc. But I would love to hear if others have had good results with other platforms.
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