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post #6811 of 12636
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

All of a sudden I am getting a bunch of requests from people to connect on LinkedIn. I barely know some of these people. I am not even signed up on LinkedIn. Why do I keep getting these requests?

I know, I find it very annoying.
post #6812 of 12636
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

Part of how it works, I believe, is to mine info from people's contacts on other sites and services as well as LI, and play the Kevin Bacon game. I have noticed this phenomenon as well. Sometimes I am able to reverse engineer the connection, sometimes not.
As to why: their business model depends on adding members/subscribers. So they try to induce people to sign up, sometimes with spam messages that are misleadingly phrased to suggest that a friend or acquaintance is attempting to get in touch with you.

When you get the direct emails to sign up (vs the "people you may know" thing when you are already a member), it is because some asshole* who has your email address in their address book has allowed linked in to invite everyone in their book. If you are a teacher and have students moving into the job market and starting new linkedin accounts...I suspect this would happen a lot until you finally suck it up and register.

*They make it kind of hard to tell what is about to happen before it happens. My friend accidentally invited hundreds of people to linked in once. It asked to search her gmail for other people she should connect with. She said ok, and it showed her a list of contacts and asked her to uncheck the boxes on the ones she didn't want. She unchecked all but a couple people she actually wanted to connect with and then clicked ok. What she didn't realize was that they had split up her contacts into many "pages"...she had only unchecked the names on the first page...everybody else was still checked and got an invitation to join linkedin and befriend her.
Since gmail automatically saves anyone you exchange a couple emails with...this turns into inviting hundreds of people you don't even know that have been cc'd on emails sent by people you do know.
post #6813 of 12636
I was about to join LinkedIn but now I think I won't
post #6814 of 12636
Thanks, otc. A lot of the requests I've gotten have been from people who I had in class at one time.

What's really annoying is all the follow-up requests: "So and so is still waiting for you to respond."
post #6815 of 12636
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I was about to join LinkedIn but now I think I won't

It's a pain in the neck..
post #6816 of 12636
Well if you join, you can probably set email notifications to off.

As long as you aren't a member, they will keep spamming you to join everytime someone you know is an asshole.
post #6817 of 12636
I know a girl who works for Linkedin. She's about 300 pounds.
post #6818 of 12636
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I know a girl who works for Linkedin. She's about 300 pounds.

Thank you for sharing that vital information..:biggrin.gif
post #6819 of 12636
Can some one explain the point in LinkedIn, I still don't get it.
post #6820 of 12636
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I know a girl who works for Linkedin. She's about 300 pounds.

To be fair, I know a dude who works for Linkedin and he probably balances her out.
post #6821 of 12636
He fucks fat chicks?
post #6822 of 12636
I'm in LinkedIn but I feel like it's fairly useless for someone in my line of work.
post #6823 of 12636
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Can some one explain the point in LinkedIn, I still don't get it.

I've found it useful for figuring out what job titles compare across firms.

If you want to use a website like glassdoor to compare salaries across an industry, but the major players in the industry all use different title structures...how do you figure out what jobs are comparable?

If I go look on linkedin, I can find people with the job title in question and see what their qualifications are. Then I can find people at other firms and compare qualifications/experience to figure out what the other place would call someone in the same position.

Also...its easy to see if you have friends who might know people somewhere where you want to work. I once let a girl buy me lunch and ask questions about my company before an interview...she was a classmate of a friend of mine and knew that he knew someone who worked at the company she was interviewing at. She got the job and started in a higher position than someone who started the same day that was arguably more qualified --can't have hurt that she knew more about the position than her fellow applicants.
If it weren't for linked in, it might have been much harder for her to find someone to talk to.
post #6824 of 12636
I just flew into Midway, I don't know what Chicago suburb is right next to it but from my plane's window view, 75% of the houses had an aboveground pool. Is that a Chicago thing?
post #6825 of 12636
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I just flew into Midway, I don't know what Chicago suburb is right next to it but from my plane's window view, 75% of the houses had an aboveground pool. Is that a Chicago thing?
Not sure about the pools but dosen't Chicago seem to have more baseball diamonds than any place on earth?
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