Can Twitterships be as effective as relationships?

For a long time, I have been a huge advocate of using online, social media platforms to make connections with professionals in one’s given field of choice. Specifically, I think it’s a great tool for students and young professionals who haven’t found the best fitting job for them yet.

To name a few, Twitter makes connecting easy because following does not need to be mutual. In other words, you don’t have to be accepted by a person in order to follow them.

Conversely, LinkedIn, known as the professional social

network, is great for connecting because connections on the site are generally only made between people who actually do have a legitimate offline relationship. In other words, it’s more authentic.

I want to clarify this a bit further, though.

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