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Balint Adam Csollei Aug 31 '13 at 10:37 AM
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There is difference! 'Invitation to connect on LinkedIn' invites people who are not on LinkedIn yet. It means you encourage people to join LinkedIn then connect with you. While 'Join my network' is a message for those who are already on the network.
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    Dave Mason Feb 20 '13 at 09:54 PM
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    Really no difference. Joining my network is something of a misnomer as LI uses the term 'network' to really include all of your 1st level, 2nd level and 3rd level connections.

    People join "your network" all the time by connection down stream from you and you have no control over that.

    Sloppy wording on the part of LI.

    Welcome to LI Karen.
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      Choon Kiat Chua Nov 22 '13 at 02:35 AM
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      I think "Connect" is for people/contacts already in LinkedIn, whereas "Add to Network" is asking people/contacts who are not in LinkedIn to join LinkedIn.
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        Sandra Coney Jun 29 '13 at 05:27 PM
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        Dave,
        Thanks for responding to Karen's question because it answered the question I had about the difference between the two.
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          Karl Schonborn Jul 02 '13 at 03:53 PM
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          Thanks for clarification.
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            Kevin Ryan Luckham Aug 12 '13 at 10:54 PM
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            Thanks Dave! :)
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              Debbie Doerfel Oct 15 '13 at 02:28 PM
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              I thought there was no difference and just invited many people to join my network and to connect with me in LinkedIn. I received replies back asking me what LinkedIn is, and someone else saying they had been asked by others and don't wish to join.

              When given the option to connect with someone, from now on I'll make sure their name is a link to their LinkedIn page. And, I'll be more wary if their e-mail addresses show but no other info. (I made the mistake of connecting to my e-mail so there are a lot of e-mail addresses available for suggesting to me.)
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                Debbie Doerfel Mar 04 at 11:05 PM
                More clearly, Connect is for someone who is already in LinkedIn. Add to Network is for someone not in LinkedIn. The true test is if the contact's name is linked to their LinkedIn account, they are in LinkedIn. If not, they're not.
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                Mark W. Mills Oct 21 '13 at 03:24 PM
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                Which one has the broadest reach? - as I want to screen who has access to my Profile
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                  Sandy Canetti Oct 23 '13 at 05:46 PM
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                  On a similar vein, in the list of suggested contacts, what is the difference between "Connect" and "Add to network"? Is it the same, that "Connect" is for contacts not already in LinkedIn and "Add to network" is for those who are?
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                    Jay Rymeski Mar 04 at 06:57 PM
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                    There is something fishy about this distinction or lack thereof.
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