What Does LinkedIn Really Get You?

LinkedIn lets you reconnect with old colleagues, but your efforts may never lead to a job, says BusinessWeek reader Marianne Paskowski

BusinessWeek reporter Douglas MacMillan's recent article, "The Recession: My Facebook, My Therapist," was a very telling commentary about the Internet isolating, rather than connecting, people­—especially those in distress who couldn't talk openly to their friends or families about being unemployed but instead chose to open up online.

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