Use Alignable as a place to facilitate face-to-face meetings
I've used Alignable in two ways. First, to connect here with businesses and individuals that I already know, trust and refer. Second, to invite other local business owners that I don't know to meet for coffee, establish a relationship, and even invite them to join local networking groups where members can all benefit from building relationships that eventually result in referrals.
I think the challenge is to use Alignable not just as another place to build a list of connections (like Linkedin, Google+, etc.), but to use it as a place to facilitate the face-to-face meetings. These one-on-one meetings are the place where we start to identify all the connections that we didn't know we had in common, and more importantly, the face to face meetings are where we begin sewing the seeds of longterm relationships. I believe this use of Alignable is closest to the heart of why it was designed. If we did nothing else on Alignable, this is where we should find its greatest value.