The word "networking" has been corrupted. Let’s stop thinking about volume and immediate results in networking, and start considering how we can build genuine relationships that are beneficial for everyone involved. Person-to-person connection.
Authentic connections may even sound contrived in and of itself based on the way everything becomes a "thing" in this age of social media. Even so, there is definitely a lot to be gained from connecting with people on a one-to-one level and sharing resources. This article gives insight to how to create these connections.