I use LinkedIn and find it useful to keep in touch with the business people I deal with. Also it has enabled me to find key people in companies so that I can get the information I need quicker, for example I needed some technical help with an IBM product, I was able to find a contact on LinkedIn that had close contacts with IBM technical people – shortcut to the answer I was looking for.
Thus, if you use LinkedIn, link to me. What goes round comes round. I’ve found others useful, other have found me useful – my LinkedIn profile is here: www.linkedin.com/in/benhamilton
Here are some lists that others have compiled of ways you can use LinkedIn to benefit yourself:
- Guy Kawasaki on ways to use LinkedIn
- A short slideshow on why LinkedIn is useful
- HUGE list of 100+ ways to use LinkedIN
Also worth reading is Mitch Joels take on Facebook, Myspace and LinkedIn and the difference between them.