LinkedIn is not just another social network like Twitter where anything goes. Avoid these "don'ts" and avoid becoming a LinkedIn pariah.
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On LinkedIn, the whole idea is to build a network. It can be hard to build a critical mass of connections, but resist the urge to quickly send out a bunch of connection invites using the LinkedIn template, especially if you are attempting to connect with people you don't know very well if at all. At the very least, change or add to the template text to acknowledge how you know the person, why you would like to connect, or both.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?