Ah, social media. Alas, it's a club anyone can join as long as they have a browser and an internet connection. We're all still learning the rules together, and the truth is that behaviors you might consider absolutely benign could actually be annoying the rest of us.
When it comes to social media activity in your personal life, missteps in etiquette can easily be dismissed by your friends and family. However, on LinkedIn, the dominant social network for business, mistakes can affect your career and how your peers and colleagues view you. Unlike a friend who will tell you nicely when you're being annoying, you won't get the same patience in a business setting -- and you might not get a second chance. Be careful how you conduct yourself. Otherwise, you risk soiling your professional reputation and being "that guy."
Are you a LinkedIn misfit? The following are annoying LinkedIn moves that you might want to review to ensure that you are not sending out the wrong message to your peers. In the interest of full transparency, I openly admit that I have been guilty of a few of these in the past, and I plan to revisit some of my own LinkedIn practices moving forward.