Some extremely prominent people (like Guy Kawasaki) are raving about LinkedIn at this very moment.
According to Wikipedia,
“LinkedIn is a business oriented social networking site, mainly used for professional networking. As of January 2007, it had more than 9 million registered users, spanning 150 industries and more than 400 economic regions (as classified by the service).
The main purpose of the site is to allow registered users to maintain a list of contact details of people they know and trust in business. The people in the list are called Connections. Users can invite anyone (whether a LinkedIn user or not) to become a connection.”
LinkedIn seems to be made for two categories of people (overlapping allowed):
- those willing to get acquainted with more people
- those looking for a better job
I’ve created my profile (http://www.linkedin.com/in/avinashmeetoo) and I’ve a couple of contacts. In addition to that, I’ve just sent 65 invitations to people I know professionally and, believe it or not, I’m watching them add me to their network in real-time.
Personally, I see a lot of value in LinkedIn. What’s your opinion?
Mary-Louise Boyd says
I work for Guy Kawasaki, and I would like to thank you for your comments about Guy and his blog posting on LinkedIn!
Seems a bit like a hi5 for old ppl to me..:p
when i’ll get old..i’ll have one too..
but for the moment hi5 is nice..
Stephen Naicken says
LinkedIn looks interesting, although as with all the other social network sites I have signed up to, I doubt I will use it that much. Being an only-child probably is the reason why I am not so keen on much connectivity!
Sundeep, if you really have that many friends, you must have some great parties? ;)
well if i were to party with 800+ people..
i actually dnt know many of the “friends” there
bt yet its an interesting social website for youngsters
Ketwaroo D. Yaasir says
http://www.facebook.com was recommended to me a while back…
Facebook seems to be for those still at school, isn’t it?
Ketwaroo D. Yaasir says
high school and college level. And you can join based on the company you work for apparently… Seems way more serious than hi5 either ways.
the guy who told me about it was convinced that it’s the next best thing to peanut butter sandwich and that myspace is for suicidal emo kids (not totally false)…
“myspace is for suicidal emo kids”
I don’t know if they are suicidal but what I know instead is that most of them have absolutely no taste in web design :-)