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2 Dec, 2013

LinkedIn just a little too keen to make connections – Sydney Morning Herald

We need to talk about LinkedIn.

LinkedIn is the world’s most popular professional networking site, with 238 million users. It rakes in a truckload of money from not very subtle advertising, subscriptions and recruitment agencies and its shares are currently valued at $US231 each. But unlike its social networking friends, Twitter and Facebook, something seems slightly askew with LinkedIn’s integrity model.

LinkedIn users can be divided into two camps: those that think its best feature is the ”Who’s viewed your profile” page, and those who speak about its value with religious zeal. There’s something insidious about a networking site that’s clearly hoovering up a significant amount of data and being rather lax about its supposed ”professionalism”.

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