i am finding that it is easier to get responses from senior people or people you see infrequently by using linkedIn vs traditional email (i think it is a facinating fact that we can now refer to email as traditional). why is this so?
Maybe its the spam filter updates!
Could it be that LinkedIn is relatively new for many or are people concerned about getting a poor reputation on LinkedIn or maybe worse, a recommendation rejection? I think many people including me are struggling to keep up with the daily email deluge, holding emails in drafts for later when you have time to think. i deal with 150+ emails a day and probably only 2-3 issues to deal with in linked in.
I am becoming a big fan of linked in, although starting to find the LinkedIn groups contact too frequent. What do you think ?