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The rise, and rise of Linkedin: Top 5 Insights for Marketers

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

It wasn’t until 2003, when LinkedIn came along and completely changed the way people networked. And,we’re talking about a time earlier than Facebook here. So, even as Facebook has gone on to become a giant in social networking, LinkedIn continues to be the ready reckoner for almost everyone who wants to get ahead professionally, through well, networking. Even as other avenues like BranchOut and BeKnown are the latest upstarts trying to find their feet in the world of professional networking, LinkedIn continues to lead the field, and by a good margin at that.

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Harking back to the time when internet wasn’t all pervasive and where networking meant going to the hottest dinners and conferences in town to connect to the who’s who in your industry, professional networking meant a whole lot of effort, which many times could still leave you as unrecognized as ever. So, staying in touch with people was a big issue and naturally your horizons were limited to a limited set of people you could interact with, mainly due to geographic and time constraints. Enter LinkedIn. (more…)