Today, when we have nearly migrated from closed systems to open systems and still getting deep into it, there are still some aspects to be thought.
LinkedIN which is formally described as a business-oriented social networking service, has basically two school of thoughts, one believing in quality of circles and the later believing in “the more the better” philosophy.
So now, the question is simple, which is more beneficial, the debate has an infinite loop to answer, but still there are some common aspects to be thought about.
One’s quality of circle reflects one’s personality, and the posts always show up on your connection’s feeds. Hence it becomes important to showcase what you actually are; one is always being observed here, in one way or other. Also, if one has spammer connections the connections may get irritated by the spams as well. This becomes important when one has with lot of efforts developed quality connections, and obviously one would not like to compromise their reputation in front of them.
hey believe that high-quality relationships are more meaningful than a large number of relationships.
Those who believe in quantity of connections may have different reasons for the same.
For example we have seen many recruiters who believe in adding lot of potential Job Seekers so that next time they update about opening, they have CVs. But dear recruiters, why would you like to share information about your minutest details of past and present with a Job seeker, of-course they should only be concerned with the opening and method to apply, for that we have Naukri Recruiter(http://naukrirecruiter.naukri.com ) & Twitter & few more service providers offering similar features.
People following the later give importance to sharing information, so the idea is right, but can add more value if the medium is also right.
Adding value to the relationships is always the key, We have interacted with many senior level Persons, and a good number of them have chosen to deactivate their LinkedIN profile because of irrelevant information that comes. Why would a CEO or a Senior level person be interested by random puzzles or images that flow, LinkedIN is not facebook, or is it becoming by the way the quality of posts are being diluted this days.
There is not a hard core solution to this as this is not an exact problem, but just different views. We have open system around us and most of us are connected via multiple platforms, the key idea is to utilize the maximum out of each and by knowing the boundaries of each, and we can have a better and more open system with more benefits to more of us.