Today's technology makes it so easy to connect with people,
often a bit too easy, making a portion of that activity quite
meaningless. LinkedIn is a great tool that can result in some
terrific benefits on both a business level and personally. I
think a good rule of thumb, though, for using social networks
such as this should be:
Would you meet that person at Starbucks for an hour?
If not, then don't try to connect with them. Quality trumps
quantity. Now, go schedule a meeting at a coffee shop with a
contact you haven't seen in a long time or with someone you
would like to get to know. Let it brew.....