Every day, three or four or so LinkedIn spammers reach out to me on LinkedIn in order to enable me to exercise my delete finger. They treat me like I'm some kind of catawampus. They degrade me by implying I'm so stupid that I don't have a clue about my own needs. That just pisses me off...
I remember when LinkedIn was extremely useful. I remember it before it became the online equivalent of the red light district in Amsterdam. I remember it before it felt like walking down a Tijuana backstreet past every guy who wanted to introduce you to his sister.
Today it is filled with the Neville Oyitis of this world:
I noticed we share mutual connections, and Driven Forward LLC really left an amazing impression on me - I'd love to have you in my network!
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Really Neville? Driven Forward LLC left an amazing impression on you? What specifically impressed you? Did you even try. "Left an amazing impression on you?" I bet you say that to all the girls. Is generic brand X let's connect term, "amazing impression on you," the millennial equivalent to, "haven't I seen you somewhere before" or "do you come here often?"
And how about my old friend, Russel Scheider? We go all the way back to when he sent me this very personalized spam message:
I’m currently building a strong network of Business Professionals on LinkedIn, and it would be...