Scratch that picture of a feline with cheap make-up and gaudy mane!!
I mean the new style of declaring yourself as a LION (Largest Internet Open Networker) on LinkedIn to say that you are open to connect with one and all. In other words, you are connecting promiscuously – a connection whore.
I am not taking a disparaging view of this, since I have on several occasions done this (for building a strong gaming network on Facebook, for checking the limit of friends you could add on Yahoo Messenger, for adding folks on Orkut left right and center, etc).
It’s just funny to note that when you say LION, it sounds like self-aggrandizing.
I am a LION!!
Instead of just saying (and people don’t do this btw) …
I am a connection whore!
Interesting to see that by a simple change in analogy (whore to LION), people are suddenly willing to declare it on their profiles. Well, for me they are still the same … LIONs are whores!