Discuss: LinkedIn's Latest Growth

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January 11, 2013 at 05:46:01
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news that the social networking site LinkedIn has surpassed 200 million members. Discuss here if you've ever used the business-oriented networking site, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

Thanks!
Justin


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#1
January 11, 2013 at 15:46:58
I used to keep getting requests from my e-mail contacts and when I asked if they sent them...they replied no. They were spamming my e-mail account so I have SPAMMED Linkedin and refuse to open anything from them. I think they are a spam site and would not use them in 1,000 years...

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#2
January 11, 2013 at 16:36:12
"TRhey were spamming my e-mail account so I have SPAMMED Linkedin and refuse to open anything from them. I think they are a spam site and would not use them in 1,000 years..."

It's not that LinkedIn is spamming, it's spoof e-mails from a security breach some months ago:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/11/t...

http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygre...

While you may hate the fact that they failed to defend their user data, it's not likely the e-mails were coming from them directly.

Personally, I don't have a use for it so I have no plans on using it...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#3
January 13, 2013 at 03:34:18
I've used the site for a few years now and have got some decent contacts and business through it. As long as you learn how to set it up and use it correctly then it's a useful tool. Also helped me to get money back from a non-paying client at one point.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#4
January 13, 2013 at 08:42:47
I think the fact that they failed to protect user data should say a fair amount about them. Of course, I wouldn't hold it against them for being the victim of internet crime.

People should realize that anything is fair game if they write it down, the only trouble is that everything on the internet is written down.

I just got a polite reminder email from my company (which is an auto parts company btw) to be careful about what you post online, because it never goes away. True, but funny that even an automotive business has to be concerned.

:: mike


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#5
January 14, 2013 at 08:00:27
I just got a polite reminder email from my company (which is an auto parts company btw) to be careful about what you post online, because it never goes away. True, but funny that even an automotive business has to be concerned.

Everybody has to be concerned as the lady who's bos was a friend on her FB found out when she lambasted him on FB and subsequently got fired.....lol.

I've said this before, I'm sure I'll say it many more times.

There is no privacy on the internet. If you write it on here, or transmit it across the internet, it's logged and recorded. Emails, PM's here on CN, postings on social networking sites like LinkedIN, FB, Twitter, etc.

Thinking otherwise could potentially land you in trouble.

As for LInkedin itself, I signed up eons ago but quickly killed it. I haven't touched it in years and don't even remember my login information. I see no value to this site, or most any other "social networking" site and only use FB to keep in touch with my immediate family that is spread all over Canada, and my extended family all over the US. It's a simple easy way to share photographs and such.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#6
January 14, 2013 at 11:45:24
In the inbox from LinkedIn this morning:

See what (That Old Boss You'd Like to Forget) has been up to...

Joe, Artemis has accepted your unintentional invitation.
You are now connected to Mr. Artemis Scuzzworth. Paranoid Schizophrenic/COO at Tellus Games.

Artemis' Connections (62)
That God-Awful Co-Worker, Tellus Games
The Middle Manager from Hades, Tellus Games
The Person You Went to High School With and Can't Figure Out How They Know The Old Boss You'd Like to Forget

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#7
January 14, 2013 at 13:28:26
Crap Joe; I never get good stuff like that...

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#8
January 15, 2013 at 09:53:39
I'm just lucky, I guess. ;)

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