Tuesday, September 18, 2007

LinkedIn

So, I signed up for LinkedIn the other day, and still haven't come to a conclusion on the service. I like that it is more "professional" than facebook, but at the same time the grime is part of what makes facebook so much fun.

I have a few contacts who are serial entrepreneurs or run personal businesses. These people seem to have by far the most contacts on the network. I wonder if this is a product of the field they are in (ie more startups find the sense of community useful and therefore sign up than from other industries) or if they are truly using the site as the tool it is intended. Ultimately, I think it's that their networks simply larger because they need to be in touch with many more individuals to be successful, and therefore they simply know more people than non-entrepreneurs.

Anyway, I'm curious to see what happens with this site as the first group to have facebook all the way through college enters the workforce and realizes the dangers of having their drunk tailgating pictures floating around, but still want to keep tabs on their network.

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