A 2 minute crash course on Kalido networks
July 5, 2018 / Features / Greg Atkinson
Kalido is crammed with great features. And to make sure you’re getting the most out of all of them, our 2 Minute Crash Courses give you an overview of each feature, show you how they help you, and how to activate them on your profile. Today, we discuss networks.
What are networks?
Networks are communities of Kalido users who have something in common, like a school, workplace, sport, religion, or interest. Public networks can be joined by anyone, whereas private networks are by invitation only. Any user can create a private network and manage its membership.
How do networks help me?
Networks help you find people who share similar backgrounds or interests. For example, if you’re looking for an accountant who went to your university, you can check out the members of your university network to see who fits the bill. Accountants who belong to your university network will automatically rank higher on your matches. You can also check out who belongs to networks you want to join e.g. a company you’re interviewing for, or want to work with.
You can filter networks in your Nearby tab to see which of your colleagues or friends are currently in your area. This means you’ll never miss an opportunity to catch up socially, or schedule a business meeting.
Networks help you stay connected with and informed about your communities, so once you’ve created or joined one, you should invite more people to join. The bigger and more active your networks are, the more you’ll be able to maintain genuine, solid relationships with existing contacts, and create fruitful new relationships with new contacts.
How do I activate networks on my profile?
You can add your work, school, and other networks directly from your profile. Press the floating green + on the bottom right of your screen to do so. Or you can scroll down to your ‘Connections’ card and select ‘Add networks’.
You can also limit your matches to people who belong to the same networks as you. Press the floating green + button, go to ‘Find a service provider’ or ‘Offer a service’, then set your matching preference to ‘My personal networks’.
Public networks can be joined automatically, while private networks can be joined by requesting admission from the administrator.
Anything else I need to know?
You can search all the public networks available on Kalido. Press the floating green + on the bottom right of your screen, scroll down to ‘Add networks’ and you’ll see all the public networks that exist.