Sometimes, I just casually cruise around LinkedIn, seeing who knows who, and where they work – often clicking off to company and personal websites. Occasionally, I might stumble across something interesting. To show what I mean, here’s something I found just a few minutes ago:

  1. LinkedIn has company data on DisplayLink.
  2. We’re in the same building as NetBanx, so I check them out.
  3. I see that I’m somehow linked to a few employees (mainly via our Techincal Recruiter, but also via contacts I made while out job hunting way back when).
  4. I click on someone to see how they’re linked to me.
  5. This guy has a personal site, which I check out.
  6. Ooh, his front page mentions a nice usability tidbit that I wasn’t aware of, and credits the source
  7. I check the source
  8. Discover that the source also makes a verrrry nice looking AWstats “wrapper” that I’m just forwarding to my colleague, as some of our marketing guys use AWstats for Web Analytics.

Crazy stuff eh? 🙂