Written on: 26/07/2010
It appears that this organization somehow gets into your contact list and sends invitations to your contacts. I am getting replies from people from my contacts that I never sent an invitation to. I don't trust them. (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2010 by Dee Featist (36 reviews written)
Best of the bunch for professional networking. Just ignore unwanted invitations (if you are weak, simply accept and then dump them later - no alert is sent to the connection!). Sadly it is starting to be flooded by "Hi, I'm Bill I'm an engineer, please join my network" type posts. Some of the professional groups are well moderated and kept clear of the social/recruitment posts. On balance LinkedIn can be a good source of private work and job offers. (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2010 by mike13 (31 reviews written)
A good way to expand and keep in touch with business contacts.
The site navigation can be difficult. Very text heavy format which floods the page.
Written on: 15/04/2008 by degbert (120 reviews written)
Generally, I don't like social network sites. This is the stuff of a new generation, and good luck to them - sitting at a terminal and telling the world what you are doing (which, by definition, is "nothing", if you are at your computer... ).
I do, however, accept and try to exploit the value of professionally-focused network/contact sites. For me, linkedin is probably the best of the bunch. It may not be the longest-running and there are others like Xing that have superior functionality... (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2008
Pressure to respond to invitations. Feels a bit obligatory. Don't like that, therefore dont recommend Linkedin (read more)
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