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Online Networking: Person To Person Communications At New Levels

Aug 18, 2007
Networking is one of the most important things you can do in your life, as you make personal friends as well as business associates with whom you can be mutually helpful. If you know the right people, you can accomplish almost anything. That's why it's important to start meeting people. There are two types of networking, and those are for personal and for business contacts. Here I will discuss the two types of networking, and how they can be used to make your life easier.

Personal networking is most apparent on sites like Myspace and Facebook. On these sites, you first add all of your friends that you have established in real life. Then, depending on how much you want to branch out, you can start adding your friends' friends, to bridge the social gaps. The systems make it easy for you to talk to multiple people at the same time, and quickly get to know them through conversation as well as the contents of their custom profiles. Most social networking sites also allow you to search or browse for complete strangers with similar interests, so that you can start to meet new people. It's definitely easier than going out and meeting random people in your day-to-day life.

Business networking is slightly more serious and formal, since almost everybody you meet will have some sort of objective that they wish to accomplish. Business networking can be compared a lot to personal networking, but it is focused on business. Many focus on the ability to maintain a personal list of contacts, and organize it well. When you're in business, it is a good idea to keep these things sorted. You can keep records of your previous interactions with people, and how much you would trust them to do well in the future.

Business networking sites allow you to create connections with people depending on your relationship to them. These can be used for many purposes, from finding jobs to finding employees. Professional networking sites like LinkedIn don't encourage, or even allow, random contact. Mutual relationships must exist previously.

If you haven't already jumped on the online networking bandwagon, then perhaps it is time to consider doing so. Personal networking is a great way to meet people with similar interests, without the hassle of tracking them down in the real world. Business networking is perfect for keeping track of contacts, as well as establishing new ones.
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