[aklug] Re: LinkedIn cold hits in Alaska

From: Arthur Corliss <acorliss@nevaeh-linux.org>
Date: Wed Jul 03 2013 - 10:49:49 AKDT

On Wed, 3 Jul 2013, Erinn Looney-Triggs wrote:

> Just wondering if this is happening to anyone else, but I keep on
> getting hit up on LinkedIn by folks in Alaska, not folks on this list,
> or anyone I have ever talked to before in any way shape or form (as far
> as I can remember) but just tech folks in Alaska.
> Maybe I am missing the point of LinkedIn, but I usually at least try to
> have some sort of association with the person. Is it normal just to do
> cold hits because we live in the same state? (Even if that state is
> rather small from a population perspective, and even smaller from a tech
> community perspective).

Alaskans, google head hunters, I've been hit up by all kinds of
chuckleheads. Which is why I no longer use LinkedIn. Remember: their
business plan is based on generating revenue from memberships that allow
cold contacts. It's utility as a system for professionals who'll vouch for
each other vanished years ago.

         --Arthur Corliss
           Live Free or Die
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