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June 01, 2011


Cathy Miller

Hi Lynn: I am a huge fan of LinkedIn, but have seen a change since joining. More and more people are attempting to use it like they would other types of social media, e.g., building huge number of followers, blasting you with self-serving links to their products or services.

I hope the professional networking platform doesn't go by the wayside as it continues to grow.

While I think I'm a bit more accepting of certain communications through LinkedIn, I totally agree that a person asking to connect should offer you something other than the standard, pre-populated invitation, especially when you don't know the person.

Thank you for your perspective on LinkedIn.

Aldous Irving

I agree with you Cathy and thanks Lynn for posting. I experience the same endeavor too. I believe that in this digital world we have to make sure not to forget the human touch and what you have posted here in this blog is exactly what I believe in.


Dear Lynn,

I love the informative post and the blog in general. Also, may I send you a LinkedIn invite? (Kidding.)

Have an excellent day and keep up the good work.


Diane McDonald


Very informative suggestions.

I didn't feel comfortable using the standard, pre-populated invitation asking people to connect with me. Now that I read your perspective it gave me insight to offer more.

I agree with Cathy Miller too.

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

I don't know how it happened, but it seems that I did not respond to any of your comments. Please accept my apology, Cathy, Aldous, Wm., and Diane.

I am glad you shared your views, and I apologize for not having joined the discussion.


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