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« on: March 10, 2009, 00:34:38 »
Peter van Es
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If you are on LinkedIn, and let's admit it, who isn't these days, there is a Pagoda SL Group you can join (http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1718457). So go ahead, and join the group and find out how many degrees we are separated!

Peter


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« on: March 10, 2009, 18:54:56 »
Martijn
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Hi Peter,

Nice idea. I just have sent a request to join the group. I had already added the Pagoda SL Group website to my LinkedIn profile, but your idea is even better  Wink

Regards,
Martijn
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« on: March 10, 2009, 19:03:04 »
Peter van Es
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Actually, Rodd Masteller created this group. I am just alerting you to it's existence!

Peter
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« on: February 13, 2013, 14:32:26 »
pj
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I noticed that my "request" to join our Group on LinkedIn still awaits "approval." Has anyone seen activity over on LinkedIn, or should we consider that Group withered?
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« on: February 13, 2013, 19:52:03 »
Tomnistuff
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You may be the only person in history to voluntarily join LinkedIn.  Awaiting approval for LinkedIn is like awaiting approval for getting on the mailing list of a charity.  I keep having to put them on my Junk Mail list.  They won`t leave me alone.  I joined once after receiving an invitation from a colleague from my employer before I retired.  I then had a thought.  So I contacted him to see if he really had invited me.  The answer was no.  He thought I invited him.  It turns out they apparently put spyware (that`s what I call it) to read someone`s email contact list and sent invitations from them to everyone they had on their list.  That`s why they apparently have so many members.  Sometime after I cancelled (which I did the same day), I got another LinkedIn invitation from a company that I bought some MB parts from.  LinkedIn apparently gets advertising from having a big mailing list, like all the others.
I want nothing to do with LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or any of the other social networks.  I even upgraded to Firefox so I can more easily control cookies.
The world is going to hell and nothing is private anymore.  Maybe they`ll tap this email and get an earful.
Tom Kizer
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« on: February 13, 2013, 21:52:58 »
griffin1404
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Well said Tom

Neil
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« on: February 13, 2013, 23:41:23 »
66andBlue
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.... I want nothing to do with LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or any of the other social networks. ....
Hi Tom, 
you are not alone!
This social network here is all I want.
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« on: February 14, 2013, 08:35:27 »
pj
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Gentlemen, I respect your line of thinking but I still want to join the LinkedIn group. How many of our members belong to it? Is there much discussion over there?
« Last Edit: February 15, 2013, 07:17:01 by pj » Logged

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« on: February 14, 2013, 18:03:40 »
Benz Dr.
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Gee...... I'm not that popular after all...... Sad

 I'm sure some people must use it a bit but I always wondered how they knew the people I know. Odd that they could put in contact with people I haven't contacted in years. I'm also sure that what I'm getting from those who contact me is legit. Not harmful and not that valuable either. Cheesy



 On an interesting side note:
I had someone ask me to join his group; at least twice. During one of our last conversations in '06 he called me every name in the book because I wanted him to pay 1K commission on a 40K sale. I never saw a dime. Angry

Fast forward several years later and I have this same guy asking me to join his group. Eventually, I answered and asked him why he would want to have someone in his group that is a crook ( I used all of his discriptions of me ) and wouldn't that lower his profile on the site? Tongue

I haven't heard anything in about a month. Do you think maybe I offened him? Huh
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« on: February 15, 2013, 11:54:50 »
Peter van Es
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I use linked-in for business and ONLY link with people I actually know. I find it quite useful. And yes, Linked-In lives from finding connections between people. That is not rocket science either. And occasionally, people do indeed -- accidentally or on purpose -- allow LinkedIn access to their address book... never do that!

However, the Pagoda SL Group on LinkedIn is dead, to all intents and purposes, since I don't believe Rodd Masteller does anything with it. The last post on it is by me alerting people to the 50th celebration events on this website. So you're not missing anything over there.
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« on: February 16, 2013, 11:57:50 »
Cees Klumper
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I use linked in exactly as Peter describes, and have found it very useful for staying in touch and getting back in touch with people. I don't use it for non-work related things like the Pagoda Group.
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« on: February 25, 2013, 08:45:54 »
pj
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Thanks Peter and Cees and everyone,
I'll quit trying to connect on LinkedIn and spend my time more fruitfully here anyway.
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