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!

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