First off, I did a search on this and didn't find what I was looking for so I hope this topic hasn't been beaten to death already and I missed it.
I am on LinkedIn and at the moment I only have contacts that I actually know, have met face to face and would call me back should I call them (i.e. a live network).
Recently I have had a large number of requests to connect from totally random people who I think are looking to connect and mine my contacts. I realize that a network should be very inclusive however I am skeptical about these random connections.
How you the rest of you members use your LinkedIn for networking? Do you accept these random connections without meeting them?
Cheers to all