If you follow me on Twitter you might have seen me gripe about “canned” connection requests. I find this to be particularly concerning when professionals send a connection request through LinkedIn… nothing like the generic “I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn” several times a day to make you realize people missed the point of relationship building. They’ve fallen victim to the clickonnection. (There’s a parody idea for The Onion about real-life-digital-dating situations in this somewhere.)
In a similar vein, someone suggested yesterday during a session at the IABC conference that Facebook “Like” buttons should be replaced by “Trust” buttons. That would almost certainly reduce the number of people joining a fan page to a qualified group and would likely impact the pitch and value of discussion. A quality over quantity paradigm shift (to use to lingo I’ve overheard over the last few days).
So, I thought I’d share a great example of a bar-setting LinkedIn invite I received.
Thank you, Jane! I also enjoyed the chat. This invitation further confirms our conversation and LinkedIn connection is valuable, not just convenient.
Yes. I accept.
And… I’m looking forward to reading your book.