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Monday, February 21, 2005

The Value of Social Networking

Dunbar Triage: Too Many Connections

A very thoughtful article on Social Networking, with LinkedIn, etc, by Christopher Allen in his Life With Alacrity Blog. I have also been part of Linkedin for some time, but have not seen it as overly useful. I sometimes get a note or two from it, but it seems to be easier to just manage your contacts yourself ... do many multiple contacts links really work? As is suggested, its the quality of a small number of links that is more useful than sheer quantity.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I find the most valuable part of LinkedIn is their profile and endorsement mechanism. The combination makes for something that is more powerful then a traditional resume. What they haven't yet figured out how to do is leverage the profile -- they've begun to do recruitment services, but it is not obvious to me that it takes advantage of those people who have gone to the time and effort to create good profiles.