In this week's reading I see the opportunities and limitations associated with online networking. If someone is an entrepeneur and is looking for other people to start a business with or connect with, I think the gobignetwork provides a good opportunity to connect with someone to then have discussions with to see if there is a common interest in moving forward.
For someone who is just trying to use online networking like linkedin.com to find a traditional job, I see limitations. As noted in one article "How does one extract strength from such weak ties?", I see online networking as always being weaker than personal networking. Someone will always steer an employer towards a candidate that they know personally over one that they just know online. Actually, I prefer it this way....if we get to the point where online networking takes precedence over personal networking, I think there will be negative consequences.