March 1, 2004 in Work

Online Networking Groups

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I have yet to benefit from my membership to friendster.com — yet I’m considering joining linkedin.com, a business-networking site. Thinking it might be easier for me to score contacts for business and my own professional development. Wondering, has anyone used this service? Or better, has anyone out there benefited from using friendster.com? In that they are the 300lb gorilla in the online networking industry, maybe I should give them a second chance. They do have 3million+ users so it would be good to hear from others who are having a positive experience. Maybe I’m missing something.
Update [3/2/04 @ 11:13am]: After Miss Ellen left comment below, I decide to just go ahead and invite some more of my friends to join. So we’ll see what happens. If anyone out there in blogland wants me to invite them to join my cirlce of friendship on friendster.com, send me an email.




6 Comments

  1. March 5, 2004 at 1:42 am

    Mike

    Reply

    I just deleted myself from Friendster and Orkut today. They both proved pretty useless.

  2. March 4, 2004 at 10:09 pm

    Ursula

    Reply

    Enigma, think 6 degrees of seperation. As of tonight, I’m connected to 87,892 people on friendster.com, through my 7 personal friends. As my list of friends increases, so does my network. Thus, I could do a search and ask for an introduction to someone who shares a similiar hobby or who I think is cute. Not only do people write about themselves and their interest, but you also gets testimonals from their personal friends. Thus this is a safer way meeting new people.

  3. March 4, 2004 at 3:06 pm

    Enigma

    Reply

    i dont really understand the whole friendster, orkut (is that right?) thing? is it chat? is it just a degrees thing what?

  4. March 3, 2004 at 7:54 pm

    Andrew

    Reply

    I’m on LinkedIn; look me up. I’ve had one networking meeting based on it — nothing has come of it yet, but you never know.

  5. March 2, 2004 at 10:17 am

    Ursula

    Reply

    Cool! I’m going to send a request to add you as a friend.

  6. March 2, 2004 at 9:15 am

    miss ellen

    Reply

    hey, you’re on frienster? i gotta find you….heh, cool, just found you! frienster’s a gas. i haven’t had much come of it, aside from finding some old friends, but my roomie has found a few boys.

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