I’ve never been a huge fan of LinkedIn. It is a bit clunky and hasn’t been somewhere that I’ve found particularly active networks in the past. However I’ve found myself suggesting LinkedIn as a solution for a few groups that I’m involved in recently. Basically this is for two reasons.
1) Most people already have a (semi-inactive) account on LinkedIn which they have collected a network on already. They don’t know what to do with it, but there is some social capital sitting there and they have already conquered the interface.
2) LinkedIn makes the creation of groups and walled gardens pretty easy. While I’d rather not work in silos others seem nervous about the openess of something like Twitter.
So I’m now becoming a LinkedIn enthusiast.
Some LinkedIn resources
What is LinkedIn?
LinkedIn for Dummies
How to use LinkedIn groups