LinkedIn Or LinkedOut?

I came across Avoiding Walled Gardens on the Internet yesterday and his comments struck a chord with me.  Not so much for his reasons —although I do agree somewhat with them, but more so that "I don't get it."  I've been getting lots of invites on LinkedIn and I typically accept them if I know you.  But that's all I've ever done on on LinkedIn.  I really don't see a need for it.  Heck, I'm not even sure how I got an account there!  I'm guessing somebody sent me an invite, so I signed up.  Maybe someday I may need a job and it will prove useful.  But for the most part I don't see it really being of any real use to me.  If I need to network for a job there's plenty of people who I speak to regularly that would help me out.  Plus anyone of the countless headhunters that call or email me regularly surely would be happy to help me in my quest…which I'm certainly not up for at this time because I like my job.  Am I missing something here?  I'm quite happy being LinkedOut.
July 3, 2007 @ 12:24 pm | Category:
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