Social etiquette

Jeff Attwood, and by proxy Robert Scoble, trash Linkedin but I am not so sure.

I haven't personally benefited from it myself but I have been able to pass on several connections which I am pretty sure were mutually useful to the parties involved and which I felt comfortable with enabling.

I have also turned down several referrals and requests to connect that I didn't feel comfortable with.

Yes it's a bummer if leaving the system isn't well coded but as far as I am concerned Linkedin does what is says on the tin and lets me control what happens - including ignoring plonkers - which Jeff and Robert could do!