Since my last post about LinkedIn, its traffic has continued to rise and I’ve continued to get emails from old colleagues, new colleagues, friends, and friends of friends asking me to connect or endorse them. Several others have also endorsed me.
I’ve offered my consulting profile to
prospective clients only to have them tell me they already read it on LinkedIn.
I’ve met a few people that I never would have known existed had I not poked around my network on LinkedIn.
It may have started out
slowly in 2003, but LinkedIn is now
expanding at a phenomenal rate. People are signing up, using the service, and writing about its impact
Business 2.0 ran an article recently that highlighted several successful LinkedIn users. They feel that LinkedIn can thank Web 2.0 for its recent surge in popularity.
Search 2.0 on Conversation Agent discussed how LinkedIn is impacting job
The Future of Linked-In on MarketingHeadhunter.com contemplated the impact on recruiters and future LinkedIn enhancement possibilities (including some neat ideas about mash-ups).
Linked intelligence is an entire blog about how to effectively use the tool (and it does not appear to be sponsored or run by LinkedIn).
The bottom line: If you’re someone who depends on being connected you need to explore LinkedIn. It is an amazing resource!