I am using online networks like LinkedIn extensively for more than five years now and the experience is overwhelmingly great. LinkedIn not only enables you to better understand your business partners, identify key contacts at targeted customers and suppliers, but it can also genuinely restore your trust in fellow humans through a spirit of collaboration and open networking. It is great to connect people, give advice and share information, be it with status updates or discussion topics in specialised groups. Furthermore, LinkedIn can help you create business. What do you need more than 4,000 connections for, I hear you asking. Well, each of them might need my help and input sometime, or I might ask them for an opinion or an introduction. Such a network is an asset which gives you many opportunities. I am very thankful for each of my connections and welcome all invites from genuine LinkedIn networkers! Are we connected yet?