Is LinkedIn utterly useless?

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It seems to me it's just a way for coworkers to spread damaging gossip about your so-called terrible contributions to a company. Sad but true.

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Answer by Matias
Well it is interesting to see how former colleages are doing, but other than that I have not found much use for it.
If someone is writing bad things about you, then have you complained to linkedin to get it pulled?

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Why do i have the impression that LinkedIn is completely useless?

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Question by grayure: Why do i have the impression that LinkedIn is completely useless?
I don't know why this is, but whenever I think about using LinkedIn, and I am a member, I get the impression that it's of absolutely no use to me. I seem to get all my clients through word of mouth, sometimes via colleagues working in the same field, and I can't see what it would add to it. Surely there is online netwoking in other ways? What can it actually do which can't be done otherwise? I really can't see the benefit.

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Answer by Deannette
Ob be tried it twice now and it hasn't done me any good

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How is affiliate marketing? Is it another smoke screen to sell useless guides to desperate people?

Question by myportraitdrawing: How is affiliate marketing? Is it another smoke screen to sell useless guides to desperate people?
I am desperate to find a way to start my own home based business, and affiliate marketing seems good because there is virtually no startup cost (I'm broke). Is this something likely to bring in a real income?

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Answer by Daniel K
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