Ah yes - LinkedIn. You love it, but does it love you?
What? Well, LinkedIn just removed your ability to automatically export your contacts - you know, the ones you originally uploaded, then started simply using LinkedIn as your rolodex for future connections.
GOTCHA! More from PC World:
"LinkedIn users now have to wait up to three days if they want a list of their contacts on the service.
Previously, the social networking site provided a way for users to instantly export their contacts. It was a useful feature for people looking to manage their contacts elsewhere. Under a change made Thursday, users now must make a request to download their account data. In a page describing the new process, LinkedIn says users will receive an email within 72 hours with a link to download the archive when it is ready.
On a related note, LinkedIn still stands ready to suck ALL the contacts out of your outlook, gmail or other contact manager. That can happen immediately. (Italics notes word spoken with snark/irony)
LinkedIn is growing up - and it doesn't need to care about what you think anymore. Critical mass has been reached.
Like you, I use it everyday. Like you, I thought LinkedIn and us were in this together. Sorry to say, that's incorrect, and this move is a small example of that reality.