OT - LinkedIn's new "Intro" App

From: David White 
This is bad....


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=============================================================== From: Nick Smith ------------------------------------------------------ Thanks for the heads up. That is very bad....

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Quoting David White : Yikes! Definitely not going to install any LinkedIn apps!

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ I think I'm going to remove the current app that I DO have of LinkedIn's.... even though I'm not routing any of my mail through their servers at this time

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ Here's another article on it.... http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/24/do-not-want/ Looks like it's only for iOS right now. Even still, LinkedIn has lost my trust with the recent epic security breach, and a few other recent privacy & security issues people have been complaining about... which is why I'm removing it from my phone completely. I'll still use the website, but good grief.....

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Wow. What the hell is LinkedIn thinking lately? At one time, I had considered it a great Professional Networking tool. Now, not so much.

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ All "social networking" is evil, and yet it is part of what makes the internet so great. Snagging and re-routing my mail.... Ain't gonna happen. I'm not installing Intro on a device that I use for other things. But I work LinkedIn as much as it works me, in certain circles it is THE tool. I've had some of the the most important meetings in the last 5 years thanks to LinkedIn. Like all tools, even FaceCrack.. it depends on how you use it. His points are all valid. And if I was a recruiter, job-seeker, biz-dev specialist (in certain markets at least), I'd buy a device, setup certain accounts up to use it, and make it work for me as well as for them. Decide if you are a sheep or a wolf, and act and equip yourself accordingly.

=============================================================== From: William Roush ------------------------------------------------------ LinkedIn really kind of frustrates me, it's probably the first "social media" site that seems to have a really strong and viable business model (people will actually PAY for accounts on that, recruiters do a lot, if they could nail down sending me RELEVANT business articles and making communities more than a spamfest that would be awesome ), but any kind of shady stuff they do will continue to threaten that. Though this mainly seems to be an exec saying "I want the integration I have on Outlook on my iPhone too, make it work!" and the developers coming up with a dirty hack to do so. Even though they have policies and whatnot claiming they're not going to be touching stuff, man I could only imagine the liability (both legal and reputation) they put on the line for a trivial feature that Apple by design refuses to support (extensibility of their applications... they know best after all). William Roush

=============================================================== From: James Nylen ------------------------------------------------------ On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 1:47 AM, William Roush wrote:

=============================================================== From: wes ------------------------------------------------------ because it works. -wes