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Why won’t I be your “friend” on LinkedIn?

I’m tired of writing polite responses to why I won’t be your “friend” on LinkedIn.
So, engineer me will list out my LinkedIn friendship rubric.

Please don’t be offended if your got this link from me via LinkedIn.  If I wanted to be rude, I would have sent you a link to http://www.jasondearte.com/wp/tag/foaas/ 😉

Inclusion rules

  • We work together on projects where we actually interact on a semi-regular basis

Exclusion rules

  1. You added me by email address instead of by people you may know.
    This tells me that either you are a recruiter that bulk added me or you are a security n00b that gave LinkedIn your email password so they could mass-add everyone you know.
  2. You are obviously a recruiter that didn’t buy the premium subscription.
    Either you’re too spammy for the recruiter accounts, or your boss is a cheap bastard.
  3. I don’t remember you. Sorry, it’s nothing personal. There are a lot of people that know me, but I don’t know them. I’m bad with names and socially awkward that way.
  4. You’re extended family or friend of a friend that knows that guy who knows me.
  5. I worked with you, and.. I would rather forget about that incident. But then again, you may be in #3

Have a nice day

-Jason De Arte