[conspire] Join my network on LinkedIn

Bill Lazar bill at billsaysthis.com
Mon Sep 25 12:18:49 PDT 2006

Darn, and I was just gearing up to spam everyone with whom I've ever  
traded emails to join my network. Or circle or other geometric  

On Sep 25, 2006, at 12:10 PM, Rick Moen wrote:

> Quoting Edward Cherlin (echerlin at gmail.com):
>> Rick,
>> Since you're someone I trust, I'm inviting you to join my network  
>> on LinkedIn.
>> LinkedIn is helping me find connections to people at companies  
>> that can really help my career and my non-profit work (currently  
>> with the MIT $100 laptop, at www.laptop.org--a global network of  
>> hardware, Linux and education geeks). It's amazing how much  
>> further your network reaches each time you connect with someone new.
>> It's free to sign up and join my network, and it only takes a minute.
>> - Edward
>> PS: Here is the link:
>> https://www.linkedin.com/[RM: snipped]
>> It is free to join and takes less than 60 seconds to sign up.
>> This is an exclusive invitation from Edward Cherlin to Rick Moen.   
>> For security reasons, please do not forward this invitation.
> One of the many, _many_ things that creep me out concerning LinkedIn
> is the fact that I know you _didn't write_ most of that "personalised"
> message:  About 95% of it is boilerplate marketing text from
> LinkedIn management, filled in with a small amount of detail prompted
> from you, to make it look less like a computer-generated sales pitch.
> Anyway, please read here, for why I will have nothing to do with
> LinkedIn or with anything like it:
> http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Essays/winolj.html
> (No offence intended or taken.)
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