I was very late in joining the online revolution. When I finally joined, I found that I ignored LinkedIn because, well, I already had a job and I know my co-workers. I work for a community college that has, well grown quite considerably in the past decade. That is how long ago it has been since I activated my LinkedIn account. I linked with a few close peeps in my life, but largely I ignored most requests, and the re-requests – I mean no offense but I don’t want to connect via LinkedIn.
Instead I played mindless (but SO addictive!) games on Facebook. What I remember of LinkedIn was that you could “link” with persons in your professional network, but it seemed more limiting then. The business was co-founded in May of 2003. It set itself apart because unlike Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, it was designed for professional contacts.
I have a feeling LinkedIn may have changed somewhat over the years, because what I remember, what some pages describe online, and what I see has changed. For instance, there is now a news-feed similar to Facebook where businesses and contacts can post, upload a photo…something some of the pages describing LinkedIn indicated it did not do – post photos other than your profile picture. “As we said earlier, a LinkedIn profile page is essentially an online résumé. You can’t post photos (other than your profile photo).”
I was assigned connecting or “reconnecting” with LinkedIn. So I signed in. It seemed more like Facebook in terms of design, maybe easier to use. I have an online business I am going to try and promote. I am not sure this is even the forum, I know it IS professional networking, but time will tell.