LinkedIn Freaks Me Out

As a result of my recently accelerated networking efforts, I've spent a fair amount of time wandering through LinkedIn over the past few weeks.

Inevitably, I'm blown away by the "recommended connections" that the site suggests. The steady stream of people that LinkedIn suggests that I actually know is mind-boggling.  I'm sure that the recommendations are all simply connections of connections somehow prioritized according to a handful of attributes.

Still, the number of old school Bronto customers that I haven't talked to in years, random people from undergrad, and other long lost connections that I actually know and connect freaks me out just a little bit...and speaks to the immense power and business opportunity for the site.