LinkedIn, being the largest network of active professionals, offers you two ways to build and grow your network. Either “connect” with people or just “follow them”. The same feature you must have seen on Facebook too! But don't you realize, each of these options is different in that you can access someone's information, including contacts and content, and vice versa. We'll get to that in a moment, but let's first familiarize ourselves with each of these options separately, so that we can grasp the subtle similarities as well as the range of differences. What is Connecting on LinkedIn? Connecting with someone on LinkedIn means befriending someone you know and trust.
You can do this by clicking on the "connect" button which is located at the top right of a profile page, right next to the profile picture.("Connect" would still be the employee data default settings set by LinkedIn, but you can always change it to "follow".)To continue, when you connect with someone, you don't need to follow them separately as you would both start following each other automatically. As a result, you will be able to see each other's information, contacts, posts, shares, and photos, as well as send and receive messages, and establish other modes of communication such as audio or video chat. .
As a connection, you become a first-degree or first-level connection to the other person. Your direct connections become his 2nd degree connections, and their direct connections become his 3rd degree connections, and vice versa. And it continues in the same way creating a spiral network of connections. First-level connections are in the innermost circle, followed by the circle of 2nd-level connections, and so on. Now, if you don't want to see someone's posts and articles but want to stay connected, you can unsubscribe without even breaking the connection.