LinkedIn is for connecting, NOT for building relationships

Today I woke up to the cartoon below by +Tom Fishburne, describing the way people connect on LinkedIn, which is kind of broken. People usually try to grow the number of connections without being too worried about building relationships. How often do you ask a person to connect you to someone else on LinkedIn and you hear: "I don't really know that person."

That's why I like +Chris Brogan post today on his site ( He closed his account! And I tend to agree with him that LinkedIn is the least actionable account for me, maybe because it does not allow me to build relationships, only to connect to people. His closing lines: "See you on +Google+ or wherever else business gets done."
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