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LinkedIn’s New Czar: Remover Of Useful Things

Posted by on 11 Feb 2013 | Tagged as: About the Service, Applications, Connections

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That’s the position I have to believe is running the show these days.

I mean – what else could explain all of the recent events?

Answers – closed down.

RSS – crippled and closing.

Sending messages to your contacts through tags/labels – no longer functioning.

Let’s consider it…

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LinkedIn Giveth – Perhaps Too much

Posted by on 21 Nov 2012 | Tagged as: About the Service, Profiles, Ways to Use LinkedIn

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Is it too much to let strangers evaluate your network?

LinkedIn apparently thinks it’s perfectly fine to let third degree connections know which companies, schools, industries, and locations your connections hail from…

What – you don’t believe me? Check this out…

Update Your LinkedIn Company Page NOW

Posted by on 05 Oct 2012 | Tagged as: About the Service, Entrepreneurial, Profiles

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Quick blurb here – I posted “You Need To Update Your LinkedIn Company Page NOW” over on http://linkedintelligence.com, another LinkedIn focused site that I contribute to.

If you have created a LinkedIn Company Page, you MUST read this article.

Oops I Did It Again – Offhand LinkedIn Comments

Posted by on 26 Sep 2012 | Tagged as: About the Service

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It appears I might have inadvertently offended a recently re-connected co-worker.

I could use some feedback here – tell me what you’d want me to do if we re-connected…

LinkedIn – It’s Not Like Christmas Anymore…

Posted by on 17 Sep 2012 | Tagged as: About the Service

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Remember when you were young, and how exciting it was when you’re expecting a big event like Christmas?

You’re filled with a sense of anticipation. That something significant was about to happen.

It used to be that way with LinkedIn for me.

But now more often it’s like I’ve got an appointment with a doctor and expect bad news…

Smoke And Mirrors

Posted by on 25 Jul 2012 | Tagged as: About the Service

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I probably don’t mean to imply deception as mentioned in the Wikipedia entry for Smoke and Mirrors, but it seemed a good metaphor for the topic at hand – LinkedIn’s “Updated” look.

LinkedIn has revamped the home page in an attempt to look better / cooler.

Is it better – sure. Is it the greatest thing since sliced bread? Probably not…

Hey LinkedIn – I’m Not Part Of That Group!

Posted by on 17 May 2012 | Tagged as: About the Service

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A friend passed along an interesting email from LinkedIn – and I thought it worth calling out.

Apparently my picture was used to entice her to start using LinkedIn’s mobile app – unfortunately, I’m not a user of mobile apps!

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Oh No, My LinkedIn Profile Is Incomplete!

Posted by on 16 Feb 2012 | Tagged as: About the Service, Ways to Use LinkedIn

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The LinkedIn blog has alerted me to the fact that “profile completeness” has undergone a transformation – and sure enough, my profile is now only 90% complete!

Gasp!

What is one to do?…

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