LinkedIn has a user base of 120+ million people across 200+ countries all over the worldwide. LinkedIn India has about 11 million users. Few have tried to replicate LinkedIn in India, as expected they have failed miserably.
The categorizing of friends in Google+ was a huge success, else why would Facebook do the same (or almost the same). Strangely LinkedIn has not woken up to this. Not sure if I am the only one having a problem, but once you accept an invitation to LinkedIn you cannot immediately categorize that contact. Very irritating.
Update: LinkedIn doesn’t allow you to categorize your members using tags anymore. Foolish product decision. But there seem to be few ways to get around it.
Linked Invitations to General Email Ids
Just as in any normal company, we too have many non-human email ids (sales, info, support, help etc.). We keep getting LinkedIn invites to those email ids. There is no way of notifying LinkedIn that we don’t want any invites for that email id.
Many social networks to provide you with a way to block invites. It is a different matter whether they honour your request for blocking invites (WAYN.com being one of them).
Update (Oct 24, 2011): I see a “unsubscribe” option in LinkedIn invites today. Thank you LinkedIn.