LinkedIn's value

Subject: LinkedIn's value
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Lauren <lt34 -at- csus -dot- edu>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 11:53:56 -0400

At first, it was very hard to see the true value. I'd kept my contacts
on my own for years, and for the first few years LinkedIn was nothing
more than a searchable repository with a kind of "Six Degrees of
Separation" feel to it (though I still couldn't link to Kevin Bacon).

But as of late they've been adding Q&A features and such, making the
tools a lot more valuable.

I'd say that especially for contractors and hiring/job seeking, this
is an excellent means of networking. A company can pose a question or
post an opening and you can not only hear about it but be directly
recommended by a mutual contact.

On 8/31/07, Lauren <lt34 -at- csus -dot- edu> wrote:
> Here's the TechWr question... Does anyone have any opinions about LinkedIn's
> value as a networking tool for business?

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