New LinkedIn Feature: A Spiritual Upgrade
June 4, 2008 · Print This Article
Now, I’ve always considered LinkedIn to be a “fair and balanced” organization but after receiving a new connection request through the LinkedIn site recently I took a moment to consider if they’ve been passing judgment on me from day one.
Frankly, I’m a religious person but have been known to miss Church on a Sunday every once in a while. You can understand why as I reviewed my LinkedIn connection requests while eating a Sausage-Egg-and-Cheese McMuffin (sinful I must admit) I was so surprised to see this new button now available in LinkedIn. Hidden there inconspicuously between the ‘Accept’ and ‘Archive’ buttons was a statement I just wasn’t prepared to consider this early in the morning. I didn’t dare click on it as I was unsure what would happen. So, I avoided the question entirely and just ‘Accept’ed the new connection.
Along with my acceptance of the connection I also included the following note to my colleague:
“Thanks Christina. And remember, I’ve chosen to be connected to you over being connected to God. So, I expect some really good introductions… and the next time I’m in a tight place and need guidance I will be calling upon you. No really, what’s your cell phone number?”
Christina never sent me her cell phone number.