Accept or decline, that is the question 18:17 on Wednesday
Yesterday I got a LinkedIn connection request from Apurva Roy Choudhury, the CEO of Cynapse, who are the makers of “bliki” web app Cyn.in, which I got a blogger preview account for a while back, and didn’t like that much. He wants to get in touch with people who he knows well, for mutual benefit, of course.
Cool, a CEO of a supposedly high voltage web 2.0 app wants to be my friend! The only problem is, I’ve never met, emailed with or had any kind of contact with Mr. Apurva. By the power of internet, I know who he is, but theoretically it could be said he’s abusing the LinkedIn invitation system to advertise his product (the invitation contained product details of notable length).
Should I accept the invitation? He doesn’t know me, so how could he recommend people to connect with me? That’s the reason for linking in anyway.
Or should I decline the invitation, and he will never again be able to send me an invitation again, even if we accidentally did bump into each other in the local supermarket and became best friends?