Updating LinkedIn Network

I spent some time tonight updating my LinkedIn Network, something that I’ve been putting off for far too long. While doing this I realized two things:

  • A ton of people are on LinkedIn
  • I don’t remember using LinkedIn for anything other than connecting to people I already know

Is it just connecting for the sake of connecting or will it serve me in some way eventually?

Someone mentioned once that only job seekers are really using it. Is this it? LinkedIn definitely is the ‘professional network’ under the networks. Could this be hurting it in the long run? Should I not connect to my boss in that case? No worries, I’m not planning on switching jobs anytime soon.

I’ve also wanted to play around with MySpace for quite a while now to better understand this phenomenon. Next weekend maybe…