One of the more popular professional social networks on the web is LinkedIn. Recently this service added the ability to ask questions to the entire network, or just your own contacts. While the idea is cool, I've often found with similar services that many people ask questions, but few answer.
Anyhow ... yesterday, I decided to give it the old college try ... here is the question I posted to the web development category:
"Does anyone know where I might find a good screencast on del.icio.us? I'm looking to demo the concept of tag clouds to my management, and the few screencast tutorials I've found do not provide a good overview of the concept."
In 24 hours, I have had one surprisingly good responses. It will be interesting to see how well the process work when the "newness" wears off. Here is the answer from Dean Brown:
"Rich: Hello again. I don't know if the following resources will directly answer your question, but they should be good background for you. Sorry, no overview screencast ... Dean
In order to provide some context, a screenshot of my orginial question on LinkedIn is provided below. Finally, you may be interested to read Guy Kawasaki's post: