Tuesday, May 14, 2013

How Do You Use LinkedIn?

I get a few invitations a week to either "connect" with or "endorse" someone on the social networking site LinkedIn.  I usually respond to most of the requests I receive because I think it is the polite thing to do.

Having said this, I am still unsure how academics might benefit from using LinkedIn.  This is not to say that I don't believe that academics CAN benefit from LinkedIn--I have just not found it to be useful.  For example, the only time I ever log onto the site is when I am responding to someone's request.

What am I missing? 

How do you use LinkedIn?