|LinkedIn is not a “social” networking portal, it is a “business” networking portal. Also, openBC is not even mentioned! Other portals, which are social networking portals like Ryze don’t even come close to the impact that LinkedIn and openBC have had. I personally have done business with people from all over the world because of online networking and the social networking sites have unfortunately not yielded anything more than requests for “dates”!|
Also, the facts in the article seem old – 20th June 2005, LinkedIn had more than 2.8 million users and they have already crossed the 3 million mark two days back [24th June]. Business networking is allowing the metaphor of the flat world as written about my Thomas Friedman, to turn into everyday reality – I have access to the whole world and compete with professionals from all over the globe too!