[Chugalug] OT: Linked-In

Stephen Haywood stephen at averagesecurityguy.info
Mon Mar 18 16:33:01 UTC 2013


David's method makes the most sense. You don't want someone who is
connected to you to think that you are vouching for this user.

On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 12:28 PM, David White <dwrudy at gmail.com> wrote:

> I use LinkedIn for networking quite a bit. That said, I almost *never* accept
> LinkedIn connection requests from people I don't know, or have never
> met.... especially if that said person trying to connect with me uses the
> default LinkedIn "I'd like to connect with you" message without saying WHY
> they want to connect.
>
> When I do get one of those connection requests, I usually either ignore it
> or respond back by saying something to the effect of "thanks for reaching
> out to me, do I know you"?
>
>
> On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 12:21 PM, Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I dunno, but to me LinkedIn = Facebook+Resumes.
>>
>> So, honestly, LinkedIn has little weight in my opinion.
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 12:08 PM, John Aldrich <jmaldrich at yahoo.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Guys, I could use some advice here... I have a guy who's the Director at
>>> a financial institution in the UAE who wants to be a connection. He's a
>>> first-level connection to someone I know. I checked with that person who
>>> said that he accepts just about everyone, which doesn't say much. Honestly,
>>> I know the purpose of that site is to make connections, but I have to say
>>> I'm a bit cautious about accepting just anyone.
>>> What's your philosophy on LinkedIn connection requests? Anyone know
>>> anyone in the UAE who might be able to vouch for someone? :D
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