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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Crowdsourcing by Aliza Sherman

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Chapter 13
LinkedIn for the Professional Crowd
In This Chapter
• Setting up a professional presence on LinkedIn
• Using LinkedIn Answers to pose questions
• Polling professionals with LinkedIn Polls
• Gathering a crowd with LinkedIn Groups
Most social networks are geared toward the general population or are focused on broad interests. However, some social networks concentrate on reaching a business-minded community, including BizNik, Sprouter, and the granddaddy of them all, LinkedIn.
LinkedIn launched in 2003 and remains one of the top five social networks in the United States, with over 75 million registered users (compare this to Facebook’s 500 million and Twitter’s 100 million). When you register for a free LinkedIn profile, you’re presented ...

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