In an effort to build my personal network, I've taken an experimental subscription to LinkedIn, an online network-building system started by a former officer of eBay. A recent article in Internet News reports Greylock has invested some money, though the business model is still murky. LinkedIn Looks to the eBay Way (October 13, 2004).
I've found the interface and searching functions to be quite professional and smooth, and what I've seen of the people on the network is promising. I've already used it to connect to an author writing a technical book in my field who had good things to say about his experience. Registered TypeKey holders: please post comments on LinkedIn.Posted by dougsimpson at March 2, 2005 07:46 PM