The Linked-In Mini-Boomlet

I noticed that some of my “social network” connected into the LinkedIn network and I had a little flurry of requests today.
I don’t know much about the social networking phenomenon, but, I respect the people who asked me to tie into their networks enough that I willing to experiment with it.
That means that if you are in the LinkedIn network and you know me (and I know you), please feel free to send me an invitation. I’ll either go ahead and add myself as one of your connections or, if I don’t know you, ask you who the heck you are.
I doubt that I’ll be proactive on this until I get a better sense of how it works. But, if it involves the Internet, collaboration and creating communities, I’m definitely interested.