[sf-perl] Stephen Blum wants to stay in touch on LinkedIn

Fred Moyer fred at redhotpenguin.com
Sat Mar 19 11:04:30 PDT 2011

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 4:41 PM, David Fetter <david at fetter.org> wrote:
> This happens when someone imports their whole address book for
> LinkedIn to spam.  Not generally a sign of great judgement, I'm
> afraid.

Not having used that feature, I'm not really qualified to comment.
However, I have seen more than a few smart and upstanding people I
know end up in this same situation.

I would tend to look to LinkedIn's implementation of this feature as
not giving the user the vetting controls needed to effectively
personalize these invitations.  Imagine the situation of uploading a
data file, then viewing the status message of 'your invites have been
sent to everyone in your address book'.  Using tools to save time is a
smart thing to do, but those tools don't always give you the control
you might expect.

> Cheers,
> David.
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