Social Networking Sites
So, all social networking sites have different functions? I use Twitter as a push/pull news source and for relationship building with people who are interested in the same things as me, whereas I use Facebook for people I already know to continue to build those relationships, and of course there are many more options. On Linked In, you are only able to connect with people that you truly know, and both parties have to accede to the invitation. Linked In recommend that you only link with those that you really know, as all your connections are able to post recommendations ,  which won’t be helpful from those you don’t know… the idea is to build a trusted network, and if you’re interested in what is in someone’s public profile, you can get introduced through another friend!

Linked In: Business Only?
As we noted in an earlier post, Linked In is designed for maximising business opportunities. Interestingly, when I checked out Google images to see if anyone had poked fun at the “stiff” reputation that Linked In has, I was faced with a sea of serious blue and white images and earnest endorsements for Linked In, so it clearly doesn’t attract that kind of attention, but there are more functions to this site than at first glance

DrBexL: Profile
I’ve had my Linked In profile up for a while, but not done a huge amount with it, but over the past few weeks I’ve had an increasing number of requests for connections. So, what does my profile now include:

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