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Nov. 7th, 2011

I keep getting invitations for LinkedIn, followed by incessant reminders that I've been invited by such and such, sometimes a friend or acquaintance and sometimes a complete stranger. I wish I would stop receiving these and, more importantly, I wish people would stop inviting me. It puts me in an awkward position if the person is a friend or acquaintance, because I don't want that person to think, wrongly, that I don't wish to stay connected in some way. I simply have absolutely no interest in joining any social networking sites: not LinkedIn, not Facebook, not Flavour-of-the-Day-Site. I have e-mail and I have phone, I post occasional updates on LJ, send locals periodic updates on singing gigs, and occasionally can be found on IM or Skype. I have no need for or spare time to devote to social networking sites. So, if you were contemplating adding me to your LinkedIn network, please don't: it's not a reflection on how I regard you personally when I ignore any attempts to get me to join this or any other social networking site.

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bex77
Nov. 7th, 2011 01:32 pm (UTC)
LinkedIn has a relatively subversive sign-up procedure that very easily tricks even relatively savvy net types into spamming their entire address list with invites. I get a couple of invites a week from people I know, who I know did not mean to invite me, quickly followed by an apology, soon followed by a reminder. Just delete them and curse LinkedIn each time. :)

I do miss you on the more terse social sites. I think you'd find them very useful for a quick look at how your pals are doing, which news is interesting those people, fun photos and interesting links. On my FB or Google +, you miss my food photo blog, my cats, the fall colors at Harvard, theater chatter, British humor and many other tidbits that would make you smile. But I know you're busy and am so glad you check in here now and then!

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