Monday, August 28, 2006

My First DECLINED LinkedIn invitation!

I am crushed.

An old collegue from Apple Computer (who, albiet, I didn't know well, I just remembered her name) TURNED DOWN my LinkedIn invitation!

A first! I'm sad. And a bit happy. I'm glad to see that there's at least some degree of filtering going on. I know I've said no to alot of the guys just looking to add names to their list, but not all of them (LinkIn 'notches' on the belt... so to speak.. God, when I think of it, I feel so... used....sigh).

LinkedIn

Invitation Declined

Linda XXXX (formerly XXXX) declined your invitation to connect, because Linda doesn't know you well enough to represent your interests when forwarding requests or facilitating contacts.

And added these comments:

Sorry, I'm keeping my network restricted to those I know very well.

You can view your connections here, or by pasting the following link into your browser:

http://www.linkedin.com/xxxxx

Thank you for using LinkedIn.

--The LinkedIn Team
http://www.linkedin.com/

1 comment:

David Cohen said...

This is exactly the way that I use LinkedIn. I only accept invitations from those that I know reasonably well and have done some sort of business with.

Otherwise, honestly, the tool is useless.

Because I use it this way, I find it to be very valuable. Not every second degree hop is necessarily a strong one due to "fake network builders", but typically at least one of them is a very real and close connection.

If everyone used LinkedIn this way, it would be an even greater asset.