[Haskell-cafe] Invitation to connect on LinkedIn

Steve Severance sseverance at alphaheavy.com
Wed Sep 12 21:31:30 CEST 2012

My heart skipped a beat when I saw myself on here. Then I saw I was the
target. For the record I am morally opposed to inbox harvesting, although
LinkedIn keeps "recommending" that I do just that.


On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 11:49 AM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 2:21 PM, damodar kulkarni <kdamodar2000 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Correct me if I am wrong, but by looking at the way the message is
>> created, I think, LinkedIn is acting a kind of spammer these days. Shall we
>> lodge protest against it as a community?
> What happens is that anyone who joins is pushed to run their contact list
> through them "to look for connections", then LinkedIn sends an invitation
> to any address not already noted as a member.  So it's spammy but in an
> especially slimy user-initiated way.
> --
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