Invitation to connect on LinkedIn

Patton Echols p.echols at
Fri Jul 1 05:58:28 UTC 2011

On 06/30/2011 03:47 PM, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
> On 6/30/2011 5:33 PM, NoOp wrote:
>> Unfortunately, this is not the first time that A. Jorge Garcia has had
>> this problem... Previously it was twitter spams - see:
> *All* social networking sites do the same thing.  They dive into your
> email, grab a list and then spam people.


> No, I'm not defending spam, or making up an excuse for him, I'm just
> saying it's not fair he gets the heat for a failure of another.

Uhh, I agree with Gary here, it is definitely his fault.  What I 
intended in my post is that FB and LinkedIn, (and twitter if you say so) 
are a little confusing.  So I can understand how Jorge might not have 
known (the first time) that one of these networks would send out spam. 
  But, there is no requirement that you give them a password to your 
email account.  They make it look like it, but it ain't so.
> I'm wondering if anybody has ever even attempted to contact these
> companies and ask them to start a absolute "do not email" list that
> users can report so that they don't accidentally spam mailing lists.

Well, maybe "accidental" in that he didn't know the result.  But he 
*gave* them his *password*!  They got to do anything to him that they 
wanted to.

Rule #1, if a site requires your passwords (except to their service of 
course) don't use the site.  If your friends tell you "but everyone does 
it."  Then remember what mama said: "just because Johnny jumped off of 
the roof, does not mean it's a good idea."



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