Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Odd LinkedIn recoms

I've had a couple of odd, reality-disconnected recommendations on LinkedIn. The latest one says:
"Eolake is a very honest, likeable, scholar of early Greek literature as well as webmaster for list server which focuses on Meher Baba and his work."
I've no clue who Baba is, and I haven't read much early Greek literature since school.

I wonder what this new phenomenon is? Maybe a new kind of spam. Fake profiles building up good reputation just based on those who respond to the kind thought rather than to whether it really applies?


emptyspaces said...

I get emails from Linkedin all the time - and I am not even on Linkedin.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Heh, yea.
it's one of the problems with social networks. They are soooo aggressive about... everything.

Problem is that many people for some reason won't respond to an email, but they *will* respond to a facebook message.