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The Challenges of Letting LinkedIn Access Your Contact List

While it can be nice that LinkedIn recommends that you connect with friends and colleagues based on who you email, the site's access to your contacts can also get a little out of hand. Matt Haughey, blogger and co-founder of gas tracking site, Fuelly, accidentally emailed 1,138 people requests to connect on LinkedIn without realizing it. Haughey gave the site access to his email address book and was given the option to deselect people who he did not want to connect with, but instead of going through the whole list, he only saw six names. Haughey compared LinkedIn's mass email tool to a virus, because of the fact that it emails a person's entire address book.

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