I wrote mostly about Facebook in the first part in this series. I was going to jump into the internal networks that have been implemented with success, such as IBM’s BeeHive and BestBuy’s Blue Shirt Nation, but I’ve decided to stay with the public networks for a bit longer.
What about LinkedIn? LinkedIn is designed for professional use – it helps you stay in touch with professional contacts and stay up to date with your friends’ professional lives.
I haven’t yet been able to extract a lot of value from LinkedIn personally. However, through a strong network of co-workers on LinkedIn it could be an easy way to keep each other informed about current projects, seek advice and keep in touch.
Could LinkedIn become an important professional tool in the future? Who gets a lot of valuable use out of LinkedIn right now?