by Alexandra Samuel
That’s a question I am almost guaranteed to hear during any social media workshop, or indeed, in one-on-one conversations about social networking. Even committed LinkedIn users are often uncertain of which connection requests to accept, or which invitations to extend: Someone who regularly shares your blog posts on Twitter? That guy on your condo board? Your cousin’s girlfriend with the commemorative-gold-coin business?
The problem of who to connect with on LinkedIn puzzles people precisely because the network itself is neither fish nor fowl. Is it a social network like Facebook, where your connections are (at least notionally) “friends”? A public platform like Twitter, where people can see and judge you on the number of your followers? Or just a really awesome address book? Continue reading