If Ecademy is connecting business people....
I'm minded of Facebook which often asks me to pick people to mail with links to stuff I accept, sometimes I do that. Ecademy's different, of course, but when I like a Blog here I I always tweet it and sometimes I've had messages from people thanking me for the link and saying they've struck up a great conversation with the author - whom the didn't know before. Similarly I've had some great conversations with people who found my stuff through a like or a tweet.
Wouldn't it be good if when I liked something Ecademy sent a message to some of my contacts who aren't connected to alert them to the blog that I liked directly (they may not be looking on twitter - or may not be a member there) Perhaps I could pick them, perhaps the system could just do it for 20 or 50 random people in my contact list?
When I go to an event, wouldn't it be good if all the attendees were connected automatically, they'll be shaking hands at the event anyway, so why not help the electronic process along a bit?
Connecting business people shouldn't be an aspiration - it should be part of what Ecademy does for being a subscribing member here shouldn't it?
What other ways and triggers can you see for automatically connecting active participants here and helping relationships to start?