Traffic to Linkedin is growing

With the job losses mounting, I've noticed and explosion in the amount of friends I can find on the social networking site linkedin.com. The growth can be attributed to more people looking for work and its the perfect site to network. The amount of people asking for recommendations, a feature on the site, has also increased. Even people I don't know are begging me to recommend them.

LinkedIn is a free business social networking site that allows users who register to create a professional profile visible to others. Through the site, individuals can then maintain a list of known business contacts, known as Connections. LinkedIn users can also invite anyone to join their list of connections. LinkedIn offers an effective way by which people can develop an extensive list of contacts, as your network consists of your own connections