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LinkedIn is more of a professional or business site where colleagues and clients meet, share contacts, mentor each other, and introduce contacts to one another - not unlike at a conference or networking function. A great opportunity to network with others from your past associations and experiences, or meet others through people you connect with now, but unlike some other sites it's more difficult to simply connect with people you don't know.
|Free; minimal-advertising model||More difficult to link with people you don't know|
|Focused on business/professional users||Interaction is mostly about work/career|
|Can limit who sees your profile||Can only send messages to 50 people at a time|
|Can limit whom you connect with||Can be penalized for too much cold connecting|
|Ability to tap others' knowledge, share yours|
|Has own messaging program|
|Ability to tap whom others know|
|Ability to mentor others|
|Can start/join useful groups|
|New connections can lead to new clients/work|
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