Using LinkedIn

I recently signed up on LinkedIn, which is, and I quote:

LinkedIn is an online network of more than 19 million experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries.

When you join, you create a profile that summarizes your professional accomplishments. Your profile helps you find and be found by former colleagues, clients, and partners. You can add more connections by inviting trusted contacts to join LinkedIn and connect to you

Although the Internet is part and parcel of daily lives of millions in first world, developed countries, it still has to make deep impact on countries like ours. But Lahore is a modern city to say the least and a lot of people are now not only Internet-savvy but visit blogs like this one to get their news, have their own blogs to communicate/vent/rant their opinions and have their company websites to fully market their business.

I have only started using LinkedIn, and would recommend all of our visitors to use this service to not only expand their ‘network’ but to make friends across their industry worldwide.

11 Comments so far

  1. TRUTH ALWAYS BITES (unregistered) on February 25th, 2008 @ 1:18 pm

    The punjabis attacked the supreme court in 1997 when there father nawaz shariff was the prime minister , the same punjabis now talk for the supreamcy of judiciary , why did the punjabi terrorists attacked supreme court ??? the punjabi pando prime minister nawaz shariff build the huge and moghty rivand mahal from the money of tax prayers , the same punjabi nawaz sharif attacked and ban the media and attacked Jang news paper , arrested journalists and now this nawaz sharif talks about the freedom of press , shame shame PUNJABIS , it were u punjabis who laid the foundation of attacking the judiciary it were you punjabi who laid down the foundation of attacking media and today these hypocrates punjabis are crying and shouting , if you view the history of religious terrorism and extresim in pakistan than all major Sunni and Shia millitant organizations were born and founded in the province of punjab like Sepha-e-Sahaba of sunnis and Sepha-e-Muhammad of Shais , this shows the extrimisim and millitancy which these punjabis have in there mentality.

  2. Momekh (unregistered) on February 25th, 2008 @ 1:28 pm

    Wow! Thanks. That’s exactly what I was trying to say by mentioning business opportunities within the domain of Lahore.

    What I actually meant, which your razor-sharp brilliance has picked up, is that The Punjabis can now use the business opportunities to kill and burn everyone else – long live Punjabistan!


    Please, take your recruited mindset and prepared paragraphs to a post that actually is saying something related to your comment (whereas it should really be the other way around, your comment being related to the post).

  3. asif (unregistered) on February 25th, 2008 @ 4:28 pm

    i with people could eat & drink technology
    Water Rs7/Gallon

  4. V (unregistered) on February 25th, 2008 @ 9:13 pm

    Aah! A classic example of subliminal marketing! ;)
    I wouldn’t be too surprised if reading this post out loud, recording it and backtracking it would actually play Kemaak’s jingle! ;D

  5. azmac (unregistered) on February 25th, 2008 @ 11:19 pm

    I ditto your comments around the benefits of linkedin – I live and work in the UK and appreciate how ubiquitous internet has become to all our live – everything ranging from grocery, books, clothes, travel to finding love, friends, and jobs is now done online.
    I started using Linkedin a year back and must admit found it very useful to look up long lost contacts from pervious employments. It is what one could term as Facebook for professional world.

    However, I must point out that the major challenge to most social networking portals is the time invested in it by contributors. Following a few years of exponential growth in subscriptions…UK has now started to show a slow down in growth of such sites.

    One of the key reasons is that people have started to cut down time spent on internet socialising and have reverted back to old ways of calling and meeting people – which I must agree is always a better option :)

    More specifically to Linked in, I have found it most useful during recruitment phase as opposed to when I am in active employment – key reason being lack of motivation to network professionally as I already have a job.

    In summary, great portal for expanding network especially during job hunting. However, it becomes a bit tedious to keep up with once you’re in full time employment. In context of Pakistan, I am not sure if enough people are registered on Linkedin to help people build a local network. But one has to start somewhere…

    Apologies in advance for a lengthy comment.


    ps. Can’t understand why this post received so much negative feedback – Momekh was only trying to share some insight not market the product – for Gods sake, it’s a free website!

  6. Momekh (unregistered) on February 25th, 2008 @ 11:45 pm

    @Asif: thank you for the link. TazaKino is really a great find as citizen journalism’s starting point.

    @V: I appreciate your like-minded approach ;). Whenever I get a chance to ‘vote’ in a reasonable manner, why wouldn’t I? :-)

    @Azmac: Please, a lengthy comment usually means that the commenter has something to say, which is all good! (it can also mean that you can type fast, but that’s good too!). I really appreciate you comment friend, and would be using your first-hand experience to better relate and eventually understand the web 2.1 :-)

  7. V (unregistered) on February 26th, 2008 @ 1:24 am

    @Azmac: There was absolutely no negative undertone to my comment… but if it came out as negative then I assure you that it was never meant that way.

    I, on the other hand, kinda liked the way Momekh covered two fronts in a single concise topic. :)

  8. azmac (unregistered) on February 26th, 2008 @ 1:55 am

    thanks for your positive responses. Apologies if I seemed a bit short. My intention was not to undermine anyones post. I think i got misled by the unrelated anti-punjabi post :)
    I actually really enjoy following this metroblog and plan to start contributing to it regularly. Good luck with whatever you are up to.

  9. azmac (unregistered) on February 26th, 2008 @ 1:56 am

    thanks for your positive responses. Apologies if I seemed a bit short. My intention was not to undermine anyones post. I think i got misled by the unrelated anti-punjabi post :)
    I actually really enjoy following this metroblog and plan to start contributing to it regularly. Good luck with whatever you are up to.

  10. Momekh (unregistered) on February 26th, 2008 @ 2:04 am

    @V: ;-)

    @Azmac: We aim to please! :-) Well, not really, but it is nice to see that you find this interesting. I hope and pray that we – you, me, and everybody coming to this blog – can put together something that is useful and healthy.
    Thank you, and looking forward to your contributions!

  11. KAMI (unregistered) on February 26th, 2008 @ 3:47 am

    TRUTH ALWAYS BITES – It seems that you are biting yourself, and quite hard too. What a rant!!

    Rule 1 about social networking sites. Dont put anything out there which does not need to be there. You might regret later.

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