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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    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.
     
  2. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    wtf apc? [​IMG]
     
  3. wojt

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    woah seems like I own a few hip hop tshirts!
     
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  5. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    Have you tried to contact his family ?
     
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    If you pay a buck twenty for a t-shirt you are an asshole. Sometimes I wonder if the 99%ers don't have the right idea and we should just immolate the rich.
     
  7. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Kanye. truly one of the great creative minds of the 22nd century. who else would have come up with that design?
     
  8. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    He is the ultimate Renaissance man..
     
  9. deadly7

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    Am I the only person who hates websites like Buzzfeed et al? It's rehashing of internet jokes into list format, and one of the worst ways to express an opinion I might otherwise agree with.
     
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  10. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    I do not understand that site, and why so many people love it. I guess because they're all sheeple.
     
  11. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I know, I find it very annoying.
     
  12. otc

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    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.
     
  13. HRoi

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    I was about to join LinkedIn but now I think I won't
     
  14. L'Incandescent

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    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."
     
  15. lasbar

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    It's a pain in the neck..
     
  16. otc

    otc Senior member

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    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.
     
  17. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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

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    Thank you for sharing that vital information..::D
     
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  19. Find Finn

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

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    To be fair, I know a dude who works for Linkedin and he probably balances her out.
     

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