I recently wanted to add two individuals to my list of professional contacts at LinkedIn. I was extremely disappointed at the modified user interface (UI) experience that made it difficult to do so. In the past, you just entered a list of emails.
Many companies these days pressure you into opening up your entire network of contacts for their benefits of knowing your social graph. This is unacceptable.
You have to go thru the following complexity just to send an email request for connection in LinkedIn now.
- Add Connections
- Select any email (last button of options)
- Click Invite by individual email (hidden at bottom of page)