“Is there a doctor here?”
It’s the first question we ask if we happen upon an ill person at a sporting event, restaurant, or otherwise. What if online networking sites like Facebook or LinkedIn offered something similar? Is there an AJAX developer in my network of friends (or connections)? Is there an intellectual property attorney? There’s been much ado about social networks and Web 2.0, and for good reason. What if instead of just connecting with networks, we could leverage them? LinkedIn is moving in that direction, but not to the point where you could actually search skillsets.
It’s a feature they should offer though. It’s an opportunity to move Web 2.0 to the next level.