One of the interesting things about social networks is that often, you never socialize in real life. Tonight was a little bit different. There were probably over 100 people who came out to Rembrandt’s to actually see all of those people that they had connected to.
A good suggestion that I learned from the event was to add your old email addresses to your profile even if they don’t work anymore. LinkedIn uses these addresses to help make connections with people that you know. This way if someone actually knows you but doesn’t have your new email address, they can still connect with you just by knowing an email address that you once had. Obviously, keep your primary address as your current address.
I just added a couple of old addresses (some very old) and found a few invitations from people who had tried to connect to me but didn’t have my latest (5 years?) email address.