The Scourge of “I’d Like to Add You to My Professional Network on LinkedIn”

The Atlantic rightly points out that a new universal caption can be made applicable to (virtually) every New Yorker cartoon (as part of its weekly caption contest). And it is this: “I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.”

The designer Frank Chimero came up with the clever idea via a few posts on Twitter, with some readers adding to the choir:

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Genius. Is there anyone out there who doesn’t think those unsolicited requests to add you on LinkedIn are uncool and spammy?

One thought on “The Scourge of “I’d Like to Add You to My Professional Network on LinkedIn”

  1. About 1 in 5 requests like this that come into my box is genuine…. but increasingly, they are persons of shady intentions, promoting some sale, or a product, or even – heaven forbid, sex…. which proved to be best seller since cavemen walked into the day light.

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