I was introducing myself on the b5media internal forums the other day, telling a little about Linked Intelligence, and getting welcome messages from some of b5’s other 100+ bloggers. The response from Jul (Veggie Chic, This non-American Life) was hilarious, and I think typical of how many bloggers are feeling about LinkedIn these days:
I was forced to stop making fun of LinkedIn when it got my husband his current job. I’m still a little bitter about that.
Funny epilogue from her, later that day:
This thread has caused me to go back and visit my long-neglected LinkedIn account. Result? 450 of my business school classmates have joined since my last log on. I didn’t think my business school had that many students.
Re-connecting with classmates and former co-workers is one of the most popular (and beneficial) uses of LinkedIn.