Tuesday, May 22, 2012

LinkedIn Again

LinkedIn is up to its old tricks trying to suggest folks that I’d probably like to be connected to.  Lots of good people related to my profession, and so I take them up on most of their suggested match ups. Nothing bad has happened so far.  No axe murderers have looked up my address and paid me a visit in the middle on the night or anything.  But here’s some titles of people that I’ve chosen not to connect to:

Away From Home Marketing Manager
Inspirational Communicator and Advisor
Experienced Survivor of Catastrophe

Now that last one, I don’t know exactly how you collect experience on catastrophe.  Does it just find you, or do you go after it like one of those storm chasers on the Weather Channel?

I don’t think I want to know.  


bs king said...

I would love to get my hands on their search algorithm. My father-in-law joined today and it recommended him to me within hours. Kind of scary.

Feel free to find me! My title is cell therapy systems planner, if you're curious....but now I may change it to experienced survivor of catastrophe, just for giggles.

Sponge-headed ScienceMan said...

LinkedIn (which I actually do appreciate for professional reasons)can be scary. Today it suggested the name of a guy in Houston to me, a guy I was scheduled to have a phone conversation with a few hours hence. I had agreed to talk with him about job prospects in New England to help him with his search. A mutual professional colleague put us in touch with one another about two weeks ago but we couldn't find a suitable time to talk until this afternoon. So how did LinkedIn know to suggest him to me? Are "they" reading my e-mail?? I dunno.