[nycbug-talk] LinkedIn: Worth it or not?

Isaac Levy ike at lesmuug.org
Tue Oct 21 14:11:05 EDT 2008

On Oct 21, 2008, at 2:00 PM, Matt Juszczak wrote:

> Slightly off topic, but here goes:
> I'm on a lot of "Social Networking Sites".  I find that they are more
> hassle than they are worth.  First, I find that the only true  
> contacts you
> can really make are either people you meet in person or people that  
> refer
> you directly -- but most of these sites like "Linked In" are turning  
> into
> everyone being friends with everyone and half the people I'm friends  
> with
> are recruiters, or people I've never met before.  MOST of the  
> successful
> job leads I get are from places like this list, or people contacting  
> me
> directly on monster/dice, etc. which I only have active when I'm  
> looking.
> So what are your thoughts?  Do you find LinkedIn (and similar sites  
> like
> Pulse) to be beneficial to your tech career, or too annoying to  
> manage and
> think about?
> -Matt
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Well, how many of us keep homepages anymore?  :)

I find it's all what one makes of it.  Some of my previous employers  
took Linkedin quite seriously, and to be honest, it's not all that bad  
for work stuff... references, etc...

It really gets messy and stupid when everyone plugs into everyone else  
with no reason.

But a requisite for working, no way IMHO.  Just another thing.

my .02¢


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