Linked In?

I’m not sure how many people are aware of Linked In, but it seems to be a pretty cool idea.

Basically it allows you to connect with other people around the world, to share common interests, but also to build a network of colleagues. Almost like a work-related Friends Re-united. It seems to be aimed more at the American audience than elsewhere, but there is a job search facility on the site as well, plus a certain degree of community. I’ve just joined the Club Ex-Oracle community, which seems to be growing…

Registration is free, and then you can contact friends or colleagues either through the system (if they’ve registered), or email them a link to join your network. It seems like a great contractor tool for keeping in touch – if you change jobs regularly, then this could be the tool for you, since it allows you to email your network with news. Finally, you can create an on-line CV (so what’s new there?), but ask people that are in your network to comment on your performance. My on-line profile can be seen here.

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