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Facebook And LinkedIn: What Am I Supposed To Do? What Am I Missing? Help!

Not a day goes by without someone sending me an invitation to be a friend on Facebook or to be a contact on LinkedIn. Let me start by saying I have had a LinkedIn Account for over a year and have had almost 200 invitations. Some of those invitations I have accepted while others were from strangers and I didn’t. Even though I accepted some of these invitations, I don’t use LinkedIn at all! I never think about LinkedIn! In fact when I am thinking about finding certain contacts at a company, it would never cross my mind to use LinkedIn! I tend to share my contacts with lots of people. Some would say I am a pretty good networker. So why do I want to share my contacts with total strangers? I have a feeling I am making a big mistake!

  • What am I missing?
  • How do you use it?
  • When does it work the best?
  • Do you have any success stories you can share?

Facebook is probably worse for me. I seem to be getting many invitations to join. The reason I did join and open up an account was that a contact of mine, Toby Bloomberg, mentioned there was a market research group with over 600 contacts in it and I should check it out. I did, but that was pretty much it. I don’t check out the site or group daily or even weekly.

I really think I am missing something and should be using this site much more effectively. I probably need to buy a Facebook for Dummies book! I have asked a few of my contacts how they use it and they appear to be in the same boat as me.

  • Are you on Facebook?
  • How many contacts do you have?
  • What is the best way to use it for business?

I really look forward to your comments.

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