Connecting allows you to:
Lots of reasons! Connecting helps you to:
Start by finding the person you want to connect with and click the gray "Connect" button in the upper left part of the profile. (You must be logged in to connect.) You'll have the option to specify connection details. Once you submit the connection request, you'll receive a notification when it is approved.
You can search for your friends by typing their name into the search bar at the top of the page. If you prefer to search by their email address, just use the prefix "email:" before the email address (e.g. type "email:firstname.lastname@example.org").
On the organization page, click the gray "Connect" button in the upper left part of the page.
If, in addition to your own personal account, you administer the page(s) of one or more organizations, you'll have the option to connect on behalf of yourself or any one of your organizations. Once you select who you're connecting on behalf of, you'll be able to specify connection details and save. The connection is made immediately!
Next time you view that org page, you'll see a "Manage Connections" button. If you click it, you can edit the existing connection or initiate a new connection for yourself or your organization (whichever is not yet connected).
Go to the personal profile or org page from which you would like to disconnect, and click the button "Manage Connections." You'll see the options to "Edit details" or "Remove connection" for each connection you have with this person or organization. See an example below:
You can also find all your Connections by visiting your Dashboard: just click on the Connections tab, and you'll see Edit and Delete links for each Connection.