Tag Archives for LinkedIn

LinkedIn’s Blinkers

LinkedIn comes across as quite tone deaf when it comes to their UX, makes me wonder if anyone there eats their own dogfood. This annoying popup every time you try to download a deck from SlideShare drives me nuts. How … Continue reading

10. February 2016 by jeremy
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BBC: Old Scams Made New

This is a column for a BBC World Service piece. It’s not Reuters content.  Of all the scams you’d have thought the old ‘I’m a general’s widow and am sitting on a whole pile of cash I want to share … Continue reading

30. May 2014 by jeremy
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Using LinkedIn to Research Spies Like Us

Several of the 11 alleged Russian spies leave interesting imprints on LinkedIn, suggesting rewarding pickings for journalists. Donald Heathfield, for example, had 74 connections. His specialities sound like they could equally applied to espionage: Comprehensive management of Risks and Uncertainties, … Continue reading

03. July 2010 by jeremy
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Skype’s New Dawn?

We talk about Facebook, twitter, MySpace and Friendster as the big social networks but we keep forgetting one that is far bigger than that: Skype. This from a Bloomberg piece on Skype’s vacillating fortunes: Skype has soared in popularity since … Continue reading

18. January 2010 by jeremy
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The Hazards of Recommending

Think twice before you agree to recommend someone on LinkedIn. They may be a logic bomber. You may have already read about the fired Fannie Mae sysadmin who allegedly placed a virus in the mortgage giant’s software. The virus was … Continue reading

30. January 2009 by jeremy
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Think Hard Before You Get Linked In

I’ve been trying to remove a contact on LinkedIn who proudly claims to be one of the best linked people on the planet. Why that’s a good thing I’m not sure, but I noticed I was getting LinkedIn spam—spam to … Continue reading

20. November 2008 by jeremy
Categories: Privacy, Spam | Tags: , , , , , | 12 comments

Automating Your Relationships

It’s not for me, but there’s a certain unerring logic about SocialMinder: instead of leaving your social and business relationships to be tended by natural forces, why not automate them? SocialMinder offers just that, by mining your LinkedIn and Gmail … Continue reading

12. November 2008 by jeremy
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Social Networks Aren’t Social

Social networks are not really social—they’re informational. While they may appear to be social, and perhaps we flock to them and participate in them because we feel a need to socially connect, the real currency is information. Whereas we might … Continue reading

25. September 2008 by jeremy
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Why Social Network Sites May Fail

Look at a social networking site lie Yaari and you can see where the social networking phenomenon may fail, simply by abusing the trust of its users. Sites like LinkedIn, Plaxo etc rely on expanding quickly by offering a useful … Continue reading

14. June 2008 by jeremy
Categories: Email, Networks, Privacy, Scams, Spam | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

My First LinkedIn Spam

  Got my first LinkedIn spam today: Hi Jeremy, [name deleted], here… we are linked on LinkedIn I know you’re interested in earning an in~come on the internet. I also know you probably wouldn’t mind if ‘understanding it’ was made … Continue reading

13. February 2008 by jeremy
Categories: Networks, Spam | Tags: , , , , | 3 comments

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