I am just wondering if it is worth spending my time on developing a presence on LinkedIn. I am interested to hear how other people are using it and what value they are getting from it. Also, I am curious how many cutomers people got from it in 2009.
Yes. LinkedIn has a great value for me. On LinkedIn I get in relationships with artists of interest for 11musikk which I am Festival Manager for, as well as professional relationships within the Word-of-Mouth genre.
I have not got any customers from LinkedIn - but I have got a lot of knowledge about WoM.
I agree with Dave. I believe to get the most out of LinkedIn one needs to keep it updated. I do find building connections to be a bit difficult. I've not participated in the forums that much so I have no idea about that. I did not gain any customers or prospects in 2009, but I do believe it's a tool that can be used effectively.
I've been on Linkedin for more than 3 years. I've gotten a lot of business contacts and also I can use it to promote my websites. I get help on business aspect of business wants and needs. Go to at least look at it every once in a while. Worth the time and effort.