The Fundamental Flaw with LinkedIn Connections
Why a first degree connection is often hardly a connection at all
Mar. 24, 2012 07:00 AM
I view Brent's profile and notice that his first degree connection, Brian, is also a first degree connection with me.
So I ask Brian for an introduction to Brent.
"I met Brent few years ago, at a conference, we exchanged business cards and connected on LinkedIn. I don't know him well at all. He probably does not remember me. Sorry, don't think the introduction would be of any use."
Perhaps users could rate their connections on a scale of 1 to 10?
Alternatively, we could recognize that social networking can never really supplant face-to-face communication.
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