Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Linked-in, Facebook for dorks

I have always thought the social/business networking site Linked-in was like Facebook for dorks. Facebook is more like going out with friends; but friends you don't really want to go out with for more than ten minutes. I don't know of anyone that has really gotten a business connection or a job through a contact of theirs on Linked-in. I am willing to bet more people have actually gotten jobs through Facebook. Linked-in is like the awkward networking event where you don't really talk to anyone but you pretend to know everyone in your profession. The one thing that is cool about Linked-in though (albeit not that cool since Facebook does the same thing) is that it gives you your own personal 6-degrees of yourself, just like the 6-degrees of Kevin Bacon. It lets you know that someone is a 2nd degree connection if they are friends of a friend. If Linked-in could make a goofy app so that you could play six degrees of yourself and post it on your friends page it could make serious money. And who is using Linked-in Mobile? Why are you telling me you are on a business trip?

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