(a) take control of my online identity - prior to my own blog, my linkedin profile was the first result on searches, (b) find a dream job, (c) maintain & foster relationships with colleagues (past, present & future), fellow bloggers, peers i meet at events & speaking engagements, etc… (d) provide value to my professional network by recommending peers, answering their questions (linkedin answers), etc…
3、linkedin does itself become a database of your contacts, a
‘back-up’ of your business contacts and useful in that respect. but
it is far more. what it really is, is a door to opening your
opportunity to meet those people of influence in the lives of the
people with whom you already share a connection, and a set of tools
to enable you to access the collective wisdom of this
4、think the beauty of linkedin is the ability to find the people that the “people you trust” trust without having to bother the people you trust about every such incident.