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>I think a better strategy is (1) your own domain and/or (2) a site on github with actual code to validate* your talents.

That's because their target audience is not restricted to the tech savvy. Not everyone knows how to host and maintain their own domain. Not everyone uses github or know what git is.

This was basically why LinkedIn came into fruition in the first place.

I totally get it. I'm only talking about me.

I'm sure this community is generally capable of rolling their own LinkedIn.

I chose both routes. I don't particularly like like LinkedIn, but if it helps me network┬╣ then it's a positive tool to have until I no longer need it.

┬╣ yes, I also hate that word, but there you go.

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