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  6 Top LinkedIn Open Networkers you Should be Following  

Open networkers can be a powerful tool for you on LinkedIn, so let’s look at the 6 tops LinkedIn open networkers you should be following.

However, before we do that we must remind that it is against the LinkedIn User Agreement to invite someone into your network of professionals if you do not know them personally. The reason for this is LinkedIn was built on the philosophy of trust, which means you need to know a person in order to truly trust them.

LinkedIn has added the follow feature, which allows you to follow a group discussion, and then a little later on you can invite them to join your network.

1. Olivier Taupin – Linked HR is the largest LinkedIn Group at 850,000 members and more than 350,000 professionals. Creating a community of this magnitude is no easy task. Definitely, this group's worth exploring.

2. Chris Brogan – Most of you already know who Chris Brogan is, a well-known, powerful online marketing guru. Be sure to read the many posts Chris has on in LinkedIn blog. Chris is a very smart networker and you would be wise to hook up with him on LinkedIn, because you can learn a lot.

3. Gerald Haman – This is a man who is known as the ‘solution man,’ on LinkedIn and he is also the creator of tons of ‘innovator’ LinkedIn groups including “Innovative Marketing, PR, Sales, Word-of-Mouth & Buzz Innovators with more than 100,000 members. Gerald Haman is a professor at Northwestern University, and he has also helped clients generate more than 2 billion dollars in revenue from 3 million ideas.

4. Thubten Comerford – This is a man who has a deep spiritual connection, and who has been ordained as a monk in the Tibetan temple in the past. He also has an incredibly successful track record in his business ventures. He is a social media consultant and you should definitely have a look at what he offers.

5. Jay Deragon – This may be a name you are familiar with since he was one of the social media bloggers for 2011 that was mentioned a number of times. Jay’s goal is to have us all become part of his new ‘Social Flights’ venture. Jay is a very smart and business savvy man and most of us could earn a lot from him.

6. Gary Zukowski – Here is another one of the top connectors. If you have the opportunity to hear the story of Gary Zukowski’s company TweetMyJOBS be sure to do so. TweetMyJOBS is the largest job board and recruiting station on Twitter. Gary is a very savvy person when it comes to the twittersphere.