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How to keep track of your friends online

Social networking simplified

The recent popularity of social networking has revolutionised the once-simple list of contacts and email addresses. So where to start?

1. LinkedIn.com is an effective tool for those who want to keep track of colleagues and old university friends. At signup you’re given the option to specify your work industry and education, which allows you to find information about new jobs or companies that may be of interest.

Step 1

Step 1

2. Once logged in you’ll see a range of tabs for finding people, jobs or services, as well as an Answers section for getting recommendations and advice on professional matters. The My Profile section is the place to enter personal information, while Expand Your Network allows you to invite friends and colleagues.

Step 2

Step 2

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