Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Founder Dating - taking a few too many liberties?

I had reluctantly joined up with Founder Dating and found the site to be generally likeable.  I was a bit suspicious of something I could not quantify but if forced to describe, would tend to call "over pushy".

Recently, I noticed a sneaky little trick where it is now requesting access to my LinkedIn account to be able to do all sorts of things, most disturbingly to "send emails and invitations to connect as me".   I am refusing to submit to this and find it a dangerous precedent.  Companies like Founder Dating need to take a step back to respect people's wishes.  I have sent mine.

If you get a message like this, my advice is to not accept this and let the company know this is bad form.  Allowing them to send message and invites as you is a very big privilege and given their aggressive behaviour, I may quit over this.   I am hoping this is just an error and will be fixed quickly so I can rejoin in with many conversations I was having.

If the company responds I will post the update here.  If there are no updates here it means my plea has fallen on deaf ears.