A contact is a Viadeo member who is part of your network at level 1. Indirect contacts, such as the contacts of your contacts, are not considered your own unless they have been invited to your network.
Your contacts are the first circle of your network. With them, you can share these exclusive features not available for members outside your immediate network:
Exchange messages or recommendations;
Receive updates on the activities of other contacts;
Share content and public comments.