Welcome to the PIT List!

I'm a network field producer who also worked in local tv as a line producer and field producer. Over the years, I have had the great fortune to work with super people. Now I'd like to pass along what I know and rant a tad.

"Dear Maggie..." pitlist@gmail.com
I check it sporadically, but I love answering emails, so if you have an issue or difficult person you need help with, don't hesitate to shoot it my way.

Maggie L

Maggie L
One of the rare times I'm in the office

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

LinkedIn: Myspace for Adults

I don't know if you're signed up for LinkedIn, but it's worth checking out. LinkedIn is a social networking site, but it's all business. It's sort of like "My Space" for adults. You can put as much or as little information up as you like. I have my current company, former jobs, plus websites that are important to me. Once you have a profile (no pics), you can then search for people to add as contacts. Or you can send emails to people to invite them to join.

For people just starting out, it's a great way to network. It's not threatening to send an invite receive one. And people are only there for one thing- networking. For people who've been in the business a while, it's great for getting back in touch. I've also been able to contact sources through LinkedIn. Finally, you can pose questions for other members to answer and/or answer questions others have posed. Cool stuff! http://www.linkedin.com/

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