Jared Spool of UIE is trying out LinkedIn, the business-oriented social network.
Here’s what I like about LinkedIn.
- Discovering people who are in my area. For example, I’ve found a
number of personal coaches in Toronto who are connected to me some
way or another. Isn’t that nifty?
- Referring people to others. Big win. Great fun.
- Learning about the companies people work for. I don’t often hear
about someone’s employment history unless I happen to stumble upon a
relevant question, but seeing people’s backgrounds lets me go, “Hey!
Travis! You work for a game company?!”
- Keeping up to date with people’s changing e-mail addresses. Better
than having a separate address book web app, which might be more