I got this from an attendee of one of my recent LinkedIn workshops:
I’ve found an interesting use of Twitter. I’ve found some interesting profiles in LinkedIn with no common groups to me or logical introduction devices, but they have Twitter accounts. I go in and follow them on Twitter. So far, three of them have followed me back.
I talked about this a bit in the workshop – I LOVE that LinkedIn allows people to put their Twitter handle in.
Because, in general, it is not easy to communicate with someone in LinkedIn. LinkedIn is not necessarily a “communication” tool… but Twitter definitely is.
If someone has their Twitter handle on their Profile, I’ll be able to learn more about them and make a determination regarding how “contactable” they might be on Twitter.
A question for you might be this: Are you making it easy or hard to contact you?