[conspire] Join my network on LinkedIn

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Oct 24 11:53:42 PDT 2006

Quoting Dire Red (deirdre at deirdre.net):

> DHH's rant on LinkedIn:
> http://www.37signals.com/svn/posts/73-linkedin-cant-we-talk-about-this-first

David really _is_ always a class act.  

And I didn't even know that LinkedIn more-or-less Net-stalks people
seeking to close their memberships, but I'm certainly not surprised.
Those people really creep me out.

> "Speaking of things they?re terrible: How do you courteously turn  
> down a request? There seems to be no easy way of ?letting it ring on  
> silent?, like you?d do with a phone call you?d rather not take at the  
> moment, but don?t exactly want to send that signal to the caller.
> And it?s probably not just LinkedIn. Social networks seem to be  
> inherently disrespectful of common social conventions."

Exactly so.  They're not "helping build social networks"; they're
vampires living parasitically _on_ same.

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