Posted: March 7, 2011 Filed under: LinkedIn | Tags: LinkedIn etiquette, Using LinkedIn
This morning a colleague sent me this article from CIO magazine on LinkedIn Etiquette. The most important point I believe it makes is about being careful with who you put on your contact list. People mistakenly think that LinkedIn is like Facebook or Twitter in terms of being a popularity contest, so link up with others left and right so that their contact list becomes huge and often filled with strangers. Aas this article points out:
LinkedIn firmly believes you should know your contacts before deciding to add them as a connection. They say they have designed the service with that philosophy in mind. Connections, they argue, are a reflection of you professionally. If you don’t know who they are, it can reflect poorly on you when people peruse your connection list.
Read the full article over at the CIO site.