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Snap. Happened to me too. And although most people on the receiving end of this "feature" (aka "feature-guaranteed-to-make-you-hated-in-one-second-flat") just ignore the repeated reminders from someone they don't know that well or don't like, I got one nutjob who flamed me repeatedly because of that fatal click on "import address book" - which, like you, I obviously didn't understand at the time I clicked on it. I subsequently sent an email to LinkedIn promising to denounce them all the way to Hell and back, and to be fair, a LinkedIn CSR agreed to delete about 1000 "invitees" who hadn't responded yet. I suppose he did that. As I told them, though, this is the stupidest invention since ... hmmm, I dunno. This one is in a class of its own. What kind of cretin would actually *want* to spam all his/her family/friends/acquaintances? Obviously they didn't take my criticisms to heart. And as for "be more careful next time"? - I do not have the time or inclination to monitor LinkedIn's more insane features, nor to set up my mailboxes so that they are scrupulously devoted to a) only friends with no business interest, b) friends whose opinion I value and also have a business interest and c) businesses that I don't mind spamming in the hope they'll find my services useful. In fact, forget c) because I simply don't do that. So yes, this experience sucked so badly that I can no longer regard LinkedIn as a useful resource, because they obviously don't think about the consequences of insane "features" like this.
Commented Mar 11, 2013 on
LinkedIn is a Virus
A Whole Lotta Nothing
LinkedIn is a Virus
So today this happened: With three clicks, I (accidentally) asked 1138 people to connect on LinkedIn using their import feature. Goddammit, I hate you LinkedIn.— Matt Haughey (@mathowie) March 6, 2013 And I feel like I should explain how this went down, because the event and the aftermath have b...
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