Rob was talking about how he gets requests from LinkedIn that simply ask him to be ‘connections.’ This was frustrating to him because, often, he has no context for the request. Why do you want to connect? Do I know you? Should I be afraid that you are a spammer, or fake marketer-bot-thingy?
LinkedIn provides a feature to enable the sender to personalize the message. But unfortunately, that feature does not always get used. So what we conceived was a simple feature to get all those anonymous requesters back. A feature to let us all let those fine people know how we really feel sometimes.
That feature my friends is the ‘Who the fu@# are you?’ button.
This powerful tool would allow us to send a simple message to those anonymous requesters asking them why they wish to connect in a simple and concise way. With this simple button, I could point-and-click my troubles away – maybe attaching a catchy jingle, or graphic too. I would love this not only on LinkedIn, but also FB. What do you think? I think the idea has merit. Any VCs interested?
For all you people that read this far – I hope you realize that I am kidding. Well, half kidding. Need to have fun sometimes. 🙂