The Networking Missing “Link”
Six thousand, six hundred and fifty-seven.
That’s the number of connections currently displaying on Siena Heights University’s Linked In university page.
Don’t know what Linked In is yet?
According to Wikipedia (if you don’t know what Wikipedia is, I may have lost you), Linked In is a “business-oriented social networking service. Founded in December 2002 and launched on May 5, 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. As of June 2013, LinkedIn reports more than 259 million acquired users in more than 200 countries and territories.”
In other words, there are 6,657 people who claim a Siena Heights connection. That’s a pretty impressive network.
In fact, it’s so impressive that I used it to research some of the subjects who appear in this issue of Reflections. Our Linked In university page displays our connections in a career-related fashion. There are main category breakdowns such as people employed in health care, higher education and marketing. There is even a listing by company or organization, if you want to dig that deep.
As someone who relies on information for much of my work, I found it fascinating. Almost addicting.