Pierre, I entered your name into my contacts list at LinkedIn, and it turns out you're already a member! Imagine that! Since I went to the trouble to type your name into Outlook a long time ago, let's connect so you can help me with referrals! You don't know me, but I know you (or at least your e-mail address)! If we connect, it'll be like we've always known each other! --Ralph
I've been getting too many of these e-mails. Since I haven't used this new 'feature' of LinkedIn, I don't know if these messages are automated or manually triggered. They all have the same text, so they seem automatic. I've decided I'm going to decline or ignore these unless I get a personal note. Roughly 1 out of 3 comes from someone whose name I recognize. But people I know well don't send me these -- they send me direct invitations.
Their system doesn't automatically scan your imported contacts and send these invitations out, does it? That would be dreadfully annoying.
Sorry, I'm feeling grumpy.