How did Linkedin make this connection?
February 2, 2012 9:31 AM Subscribe
I was browsing through the "People You May Know" box on Linkedin, and my husband's ex-wife showed up. There is no connection between us - my husband has zero connections on Linkedin (not even to me), and we share no common background. How could this happen?
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In addition, I noticed a doctor I used to see in my list, which is also odd to me. I am certain I have never given Linkedin access to my email or my address book. In the case of the ex-wife, we have never lived in the same city; we have nothing in common other than my husband. We have totally different careers, employers, education, and contacts. I have never actually met her. I am not connected to my husband on Linkedin, and neither is she. He has an account, but it contains no information.
I really just want to know how this works: how could Linkedin have figured out the connection between us?