I got an email from an employee of LinkedIn.com this week and saw a link to his LinkedIn profile page in his email signature line. I wanted to test a link to my own LinkedIn.com profile before I add it to my permanent site navigation. You have to be a member of LinkedIn.com with “remember my password” checked in order for this link to work: Paul Allen on LinkedIn.com.
As you know, I’m a huge fan of LinkedIn.com. Yesterday I was interviewed by a columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine. She asked me why I require entrepreneurs that I mentor to actively use LinkedIn.com. I gave her several reasons. I was so enthusiastic about this service that she concluded the interview with a question: “are you an investor in LinkedIn?” I told her that I am not, but I wish I were. I am bullish about their revenue potential because they are gathering a tremendously valuable audience–now over 2 million–and many of their users are addicts and evangelists like me.