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Thursday, March 02, 2006

LinkedIn Goes to School

Professional networking site LinkedIn has added a classmate finder to its roster of free services. By adding your collegiate information you can look for school chums by the year of your graduation or a range of dates.

This should be helpful for connecting with drinking buddies or ex's, but since I commuted to a large school (Temple University ) and can't remember the name of a single person I went to school with, it's not a big help. Perhaps a high school version is in the works too to compete with MySpace and Classmates.com.

It's fun to pretend that you are Kevin Bacon and see how your circle of peers are connected. (For example, I know one of the Kevin Bacon game inventors). Perhaps LinkedIn or some clever marketers will figure out a way to rate the worth of an individual by the quality of their friends, and charge for access to you accordingly.

By John Gartner at 12:52 PM | Comments (0)

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