Social networking gone awry

I feel a little sickened right now. I’m posting this so publicly because I think this has affected pretty much all my friends and colleagues who are in my address book, even if we’ve only emailed once. If you received a LinkedIn invitation from me without being on LinkedIn already, please accept my apology. I was trying to hit "cancel" and I accidentally hit "send," and now I’m feeling the mortification that can only come from such a complete faux pas.

Please forgive! I have always been so careful to never do that–I only invite people who are already on the site, and I NEVER send spam to my entire mailing list!