Over the last couple of days, I have discussed with my colleagues if having more LinkedIn Connections makes you more or less valuable.
I am a firm believer that quality outweighs quantity and that you should only connect with people that you know or people that you have been referred to.
Does having more LinkedIn connection make you more or less valuable, and do you just accept any LinkedIn connection request?
Many users are beginning to discover, that a larger number of social network connections may be less valuable than a smaller, more intimate circle. With an enormous collection of friends or followers on a network, you lose the benefits of intimacy, discover ability, and trust, all of which can work better when you have fewer connections. Let’s take LinkedIn as an example. I’ve long been an advocate for what I call the favor test: only connecting to people you know well enough to ask a favor of or do a favor for. That’s because the greatest value LinkedIn offers is its ability to help you get introduced to the people who can make a difference to your work.