The Good the Bad and the Stalker-y on LinkedIn

By: Viveka Monday August 17, 2009 comments Tags: Networking, LinkedIn, LinkedInExpert, Social Media, Add new tag

OK - you just read me complain about the fact that LinkedIn has taken away your ability to send a customized invite to an individual.  That still sticks in my craw. (The Bad)

But I do like LinkedIn's attempts to make themselves a more sociable site.  For instance, on the home page you can now get ALL kinds of information about your connections.  (Of course - this is much more useful to someone who has a small and strategic network).  So this is a good thing.  Especially if you like facebook.  You can see things like your connections':

    • Latest tweet

    • Latest update,

    • Latest groups they joined

    • People they connected to



As well as what people think about them!  Wait a second - that's a little stalker-y if you ask me!

LinkedIn Home Page is much more social now

Viveka

About the Author: Viveka

Viveka is author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day and is known internationally as the “LinkedIn Expert”.
CEO of Linked Into Business, she also hosts the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter.  Forbes has listed her as a top social media influencer for three years running, and she has been cited in Ragan, CNN, Forbes, Mashable, Simple Living, Bloomberg, LinkedIn's Small Business Site and "The Sophisticated Marketer's Guide to LinkedIn, The Miami Herald, Social Media Today and The Social Media Examiner!

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