As I write, there are 1,055 LinkedIn groups with the keyword Excel. Not all of them are about software. Some exist to “support members to learn, grow, and excel.” So, I refined the search to include groups only in English. There are still 939 of those, but with some still learning, growing, and excelling. Moving then to Excel, English, and networking, there are 243 (and the learners are not yet gone). Using Excel, English, and Professional Group, it’s 409 groups, no learners, but also not the largest Excel group, either. Making it Microsoft Excel limits the list down to a mere 41.
Of the 939, the largest is Microsoft Excel Users with 16,677 members, and the smallest is the MS Pivot Table Discussion Group with a mere 8.
Which of these groups are worth writing about? I’m in Daniel Ferry’s Excel Hero group, but it’s listed three pages in, just approaching 2000 members. Dick is, too. What groups are you in, and why?