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STTS: Effective Networking by Sharon Connolly

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LinkedIn

LinkedIn was founded in 2002 and launched in 2003. It now has over 175 million users in 200 countries. Its sole purpose was originally professional networking and its concept is based on the theory of six degrees of separation. You can connect to anyone in the world through a link of seven people that know each other. Here are some of the main features of LinkedIn:

• LinkedIn allows users to create a list of connections with whom they have some level of relationship. For me, the main power and purpose of the site is that I truly only connect with people that I know and have networked or worked with. I do get lots of requests for connections from people that I don’t know, but I normally reject their request as I want my list of connections ...

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