A LinkedIn mystery solved

Columbia University student Arvin Ahmadi says he was a bit confused when he was informed via email that he was connected with Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth on LinkedIn. Then he figured it out:

I had emailed Weymouth back in high school about a silly newspaper idea that I had. When I asked LinkedIn to connect me to all my email contacts, she received a request. Whether she accepted years later because she remembered my over-eager email, or because she chuckled when I erroneously addressed her editor in chief as Mr. Broccoli, or simply because I seemed harmless—I’ll never know.

Mr. Broccoli, of course, is Post executive editor Marcus Brauchli.

* Professional networking: LinkedIn is often overlooked