Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Social Networking, or Does LinkedIn Know Me?


Is it God behind the scenes? Are we all just six degrees away from each other (hence the Kevin Bacon pic)? I am truly weirded out by the connections LinkedIn has found. One of the "people I may know" it pointed me to is a woman I met at a happy hour while on a job in another city. Um, HOW DOES IT KNOW THIS? We don't work in the same field, live in the same city, or anything. Another one is someone who also taught ESL where I do. Random. Does it have access to my emails? Does it spy on me at night while I'm sleeping. Seriously! I do enjoy the social networking sites, though--I've been in contact, even if peripherally, with people I hadn't spoken with for years!

Picture of Kev by SAG Indie on Wikimedia Commons. 


  1. That's so funny! I get birthday reminders for people I haven't seen for 10 years too.
    I think it looks and all email address books. So if you ever listed someone in your contacts (or they listed you) you get the invitation.

  2. That makes some sense...I guess I could have been automatically added to their books and then they "searched for contacts" and voila! I've never done the search for contact thing, so maybe it comes from the other direction too.


Since you have great taste in blogs, I don't think I have to tell you to be nice to each other...and don't spam me. Thanks!