LinkedIn allows members to have some ideas about who is viewing a profile, and this makes a nice research topic.

It came up in 2009, made my list of Favorite Linked Things and is worth repeating…

Getting there

You’ll find it in the right hand column a little bit down.

“Who’s Viewed My Profile”

If you click on the item under there you’ll get to a page with a bit more information on the viewers of your profile

My earlier article

You’ll also want to read what I wrote about this topic last year:

Someone’s Been Sitting In My Chair…

Able to determine somewhat

Given the default setting is to show information about the viewer, and not their actual name, it is reasonably safe, right?

Well, what happens if you have a meeting with Bob from Acme Box, and you notice that your profile was recently viewed by someone from Acme Box? It’s probably a reasonable assumption to think Bob just looked at your profile…

More is not more!

And as I mention in the earlier article – finding out about “more” viewers does not mean finding out “more” about the viewers;-)

Each user controls what information is available in their own settings, and that’s what counts.

Viewing the video

And here’s the video:

Comments on the youtube copy of “Favorite Linked Things” appreciated.

To your continued success,


Steven Tylock