Professionally, LinkedIn is my main social network. It provides for a more focused business networking environment than most social media sites. It
Interesting post, I have always been a big fan of LinkedIn!
Great information! We've had at least one client come to us through LinkedIn!
I should spend more time on there.
I don't see LinkedIn as a Social Network. It's more like an interactive CV / resume than anything else.
While this might just be more of a reflection of the people I know, but when I ask around, I've yet to find anyone who's gained any work or job placement directly or indirectly via LinkedIn.
I'm on there
I've been LinkedIn since December 2003 and strongly agree with your observations. — After a long journey, I
Great stats! Thanks for putting this together. I agree that LinkedIn is king for business social networking. Facebook is getting a ton of press, but I think it is just not set up for business. See this article I wrote on the topic.
I agree with Wayne. LinkedIn is very static and maybe great for head hunters or people between jobs, but as a small business owner it doesn't help me to expand my network. If you look for something professional like LinkedIn and more interactive like Facebook then check out htp://www.xing.com or http://www.konnects.com
I've been on LinkedIn for a while with over 80 good quality connections. I think it's helpful for credibility but I haven't found it drives people to buy my services.
Great article Tom thanks for the info. Surprisingly I have been seeing some respectable activity occurring with Plaxo Pulse. A lot of people seem to be investing in building their networks there.
Also good for your seo tactics of course.. a Linkedin group link is a strong signal of social relevance for Google.
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