I have been a user of LinkedIn for years. I tried all of the personal contact software (web based) out there. OpenBC, Ryze, Ecademy, Spoke.. etc. and found LinkedIn to be a) the most widely used and b) the most accepted by others in my industry.
Couple of neat things about LinkedIn which help with Marketing You.
- Updates are sent automatically. Change your profile and others in your network are updated.
- Broadcast email to everyone in your network. Like mailing list software you don't have to pay for (free version of LinkedIn only).
Try LinkedIn and setup your profile. Also, make sure your email address is available even to people who do not know you. Don't worry, I have never received any spam because of LinkedIn, only a whole bunch of invites.
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