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LinkedIN - how many folks use it?

Old Jul 9, 07, 11:54 am
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Post LinkedIN - how many folks use it?

I recently discovered linkedIN (actually, through a fellow FTer). Just wondering how many of us are listed and use this great service.
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Old Jul 9, 07, 2:31 pm
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I'm there. So far no FTers, but I got an invite from one a few days ago and will accept.
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Old Jul 9, 07, 4:29 pm
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Wow... nobody else?
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Old Jul 9, 07, 5:03 pm
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I'm listed because a friend encouraged me to do so, but don't actually use it. Occasionally I get an email inviting me to join someone's network, but I've never initiated contact with anyone.

Gaucho100K, what do you use linkedIN for?
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Old Jul 9, 07, 5:26 pm
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lm using it to get back in touch with former colleagues. lt may also be a way to get some business referrals, I have to see how that works out.
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Old Jul 9, 07, 6:25 pm
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I use linked in. If you want to join my network im me...:-)
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Old Jul 9, 07, 7:45 pm
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lm using it to get back in touch with former colleagues.
That's what I use it for. I've had what I would consider pretty good luck -- usually about half the time, I'm able to find the person I'm looking for.
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Old Jul 9, 07, 9:24 pm
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I'm there - and quite a few of my colleagues and former colleagues. Happy to connect with FTers.

I am not yet convinced about its value in networking.
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Old Jul 9, 07, 9:33 pm
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I'm on it but don't really use it. If anybody wants to build their link numbers, invite me, I'll accept.

I did find some co-workers I lost touch of last week without even looking for them on linked in, it was kind of weird, it suggested several people I worked with.
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Old Jul 9, 07, 9:38 pm
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I'm on it and think it's useful as sort of a professional version of MySpace.

(BTW: there is a big thread in OMNI about LinkedIn with all the usual opinions.)
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Old Jul 10, 07, 2:54 am
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I'm in because my company uses it, but personally I don't really like it. I much prefer www.xing.com , where there is a considerable group of FTers (search for Flyertalk in interests).
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Old Jul 10, 07, 5:29 am
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I use Linkedin.
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Old Jul 10, 07, 5:35 am
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And I have absolutely no clue what it is...
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Old Jul 10, 07, 7:22 am
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I'm there, but only have a dozen or so links. I don't use it for much, but I periodically look for folks I worked with in the past. I found one a couple months ago that I hadn't communicated with in over 15 years and I heard last week from a former co-worker that I had lost touch with at least 5 years ago.
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Old Jul 10, 07, 9:36 am
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I use it, primarily to keep up with what former colleagues are doing and do a bit of business networking, but I've also linked-in with a few FTers.
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