LinkedIn's New Inbox, the IDK, and a LinkedIn Expert's pet peeves

By: Viveka Saturday June 12, 2010 comments Tags: LinkedIn, LinkedIn Expert, LinkedIn Tips

So LinkedIn has new Inbox.  Which looked promising at first.  It’s cleaner.  The languaging makes more sense.  It appears to be more intuitive.  But there still is the IDK (I don’t know…)  In fact, there are now five versions of it.  I don’t know if they hold the same penalization and I don’t think I’ll ask a bunch of people to IDK me to find out.
So – a couple things to remember when connecting (or not) to people on LinkedIn:

    • You can only SEND 3000 invitations in a lifetime.  That’s not 3000 accepted invitations, but 3000 invitations period.  So be careful when you upload your list.

    • If you IDK someone (say you don’t know them) LinkedIn penalizes them by restricting their ability to connect in the future.

You used to be able to “refuse” connections by “archiving” .  Now… I don’t know – maybe just ask that the person not be shown?  You certainly don’t have to connect to anyone you don’t want to, but try and be gracious.


About the Author: Viveka

Viveka is author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day and is known internationally as the “LinkedIn Expert”.
CEO of Linked Into Business, she also hosts the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter.  Forbes has listed her as a top social media influencer for three years running, and she has been cited in Ragan, CNN, Forbes, Mashable, Simple Living, Bloomberg, LinkedIn's Small Business Site and "The Sophisticated Marketer's Guide to LinkedIn, The Miami Herald, Social Media Today and The Social Media Examiner!

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