LinkedIn Email Security: It all began when LinkedIn sent an email asking if I knew a certain individual. I was shocked, because there was no public connection between us. Our "private" communications were limited to a half-dozen recent emails about my latest book project. He had a LinkedIn account/profile, but hadn't updated it for over a year. When I told him about the LinkedIn email, " … [Read more...]
LinkedIn Abused Trust – Said, Oh So Sorry – Uncheck the Box
The LinkedIn story is viral, but you may not have seen it. It was uncovered by an avid LinkedIn user. LinkedIn was hijacking user photos and reputations to advertise third-party products. It's a default option hidden under settings. Users could uncheck the box if they knew where to find it - and what it meant. Here are a number of key points from a much longer post by Ungar Cover. Surely you've … [Read more...]
Does Social Networking Give Productive/Creative Loners a Bad Rap?
Does social networking give productive/creative loners a seriously "wrong-headed" economic disadvantage? The term "loner" once suggested the self-confident, silent type who said little but knew more than he/she let on. A person of few words who got the job done. An achiever, a person with a rich, goal-oriented inner life - one that you could trust, a "true" friend who wouldn't blab your secrets. … [Read more...]