A couple of newsagents have asked me this morning about Linked in, a social and networking service for business people. I have been a member for years. 150 people are members worldwide. It’s terrific way to connect with people you know as well as people who know people you know. Through it you can broaden your network of contacts.
You can see my Linked in profile here as an example. There is a group, Aussie Newsagents, just started where people can talk among themselves about newsagent issues. Membership to that group is moderated.
Don’t accept people as connections unless you want to be connected to them and are prepared for them and their friends to see what you’re up to.
Some people use Linked in to connect numbers. They chase volume. I prefer quality, to connect with people I have a real connection with. So, be careful of connection requests – accept those you genuinely want for networking reasons.
There are plenty of newsagents, newsagent suppliers and people related in other ways with newsagents on Linked in.