In a purely face to face context...
I mean YES, things like Linked In, can be useful when searching in the broader context for service providers, as compared to using a phone book (???), but I think "How many people do I really NEED to know, and NEED to be dealing with in order to successfully run my life and business?"
I an I may assume, many other people are developing this aversion to "Facebook Fuck-ism" - with the 10 million and one "online friends / contacts" all busily trying to win the "popularity / upvote" contests - the "Like Us" click on linking.
Then you get all the other shit like web tracking etc..
Then when one whittles away all the crap into 2 data sets, "What do I NEED?" and "What MAY be useful?" - the people at Linked In, have seriously overstepped the mark, in terms of client servicing.
Like that Fuck Hole of a corporation called Facebook - getting one email a day, every day, for the last 4 or 5 months, telling me "You have more friends on Facebook than you think." (log in and go searching for them).
That is the sort of "Corporate Moron" bullshit that is a gross display of irritating stupidity and it incites me to mark all email from them as spam - as Facebook is only good for searching for information, perhaps a long lost friend from many years ago - nothing much else.
The idiots at Linked In, are all getting hard on's over anything going on at Facebook - so they decide on the "Me Too" methods to piss people off - "Oh Oh Facebook are doing this, that and the other - how about we do it too! Hey great idea guys!"
And so the people running a business, keep on running it, and the idiots piss away their time on the lick and stick friends web sites...
Good Bye Linked In.