I joined Orkut many moons ago. I hated it. It was boring, vapid, and useless. That was my whole experience in social networking sites 1.
A few days ago I was invited to LinkedIn. Since I had heard some good things about how it was useful and let you network your contacts and leads to business opportunities, I took care to fill in some data, start some links.
So far... if the Questions page (helpfully labelled Answers, of course) is a representative sample of the average LinkedIn fellow...
Here are a few examples (In the technology area):
Does anyone has a doc named stauto.pdf (SecurID API (SOFTID 2.0)) ?
I can make you one if you want it!
Has anyone else recently lost Sprint wireless coverage? Suddenly, our Sprint Moto-Q doesn't get coverage at home.
Sure, there are some that are interesting, even if most of those are just too vague or locale-specific or both (What's the future of digital media in India?)
I did find a few people I had lost track of, and am surprised it keeps on suggesting I know two people I actually do know but am not interested in re-finding.
But, all things considered: it is looking like a very slightly less useless Orkut.
Is it a problem with me, or would I find somthing like Ohloh more interesting?
Unless you count how I met my wife.