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Old 04-18-2019, 07:53 AM
 
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Without Linkedin, how will people passive aggressively lash out at their managers/employers? Or go on political and/or religious rants?

(I hate Linkedin as well, if you can't tell)
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Maybe 20% of the blind InMail I get is worth a read. The rest is sales or recruiters phishing for contacts.
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:23 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Thanks for the advice guys. I don't work, except to advocate for families of missing and Jane and John Does. I made an account to see my son's uncle's info when doing his family tree. Been debating putting it offline if that's a feature like facebook. I'm tired of the emails asking me if I know so and so to connect with them or emails saying I showed up in searches that week. As far as I know my email doesn't show but I'll be sure to double check all of my settings
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Madison, NJ
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I am a prime Millennial social media user. LinkedIn seemed like a good idea but I don't know a single person who actually "uses" it. We all have accounts that we don't keep updated and we don't expand our network. Occasionally a coworker will request a connection, which I accept. That's the only time I use it. Otherwise all it does for me is send emails for positions in NYC, which I am not interested in but that's a regional problem.
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Old 04-18-2019, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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LinkedIn never got me very far except a personal message or 2 from jobs that turned out not to have any openings...
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:56 PM
 
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I don't trust LinkedIn. As someone with a few industry contacts, but without much real-life power, no matter how much I dress myself up, I'm still going to look a little stupid. There's not much to particularly gain and a lot to lose (your credibility).

In a previous role, I kept an eye on the seniors in the company. They all expressed this huge amount of information, their work histories, their beliefs, their challenges etc. following a takeover, it all got wiped. Companies take social media very seriously.

There was also the first rule of the internet that you don't post your personal information online, but no one cares about that anymore.
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Old 04-18-2019, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Without Linkedin, how will people passive aggressively lash out at their managers/employers? Or go on political and/or religious rants?
I know there are people dumb enough to do that crap on LinkedIn, but sheesh... put that crap on Facebook!

I report inappropriate crap whenever I see it, and unfollow or block repeat offenders. LinkedIn is a place to communicate with coworkers, partners, customers, thought leaders, etc. And it's a great way to network and position yourself for a next role.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:00 AM
 
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I am not in the hunt for a position.



Truthfully, I don't need any more clients than what I have now. I'm at a position in my career where clients come to me.



Yet I am bombarded with every spammer on the planet trying to sell me SEO, web site construction, you name it. And I suspect that LinkedIn is where they're getting my e-mail address.



I'm trying to decide if it's worth deleting my profile entirely. Unfortunately, I have a couple of opportunities coming up where my bona fides might get looked over. So I feel kind of stuck at the moment.



Anyone else?
I'm pretty sure they're not getting your email address directly from LinkedIn. LI is pretty strict about that. If you suspect, you can notify LI, and it can check to see (what it checks, I don't know).

If LI let others have access to all the emails of its members, it would cease to exist.

People can get email addresses in various ways. I get a spate of spam soon after I use my email address on various forms...like my favorite shopping sources, or whatever.

I do keep a secondary email address that I use for most things. That's the address that gets the spam, mostly. I use my main address ONLY for companies and people I deal with personally (utilities, ISP, insurance cos, my main shopping accounts like Amazon), and family, close friends.

I used my primary email address for my LinkedIn account. I get no spam there from LI related sources. BUT I do get some LinkedIn related spam in my secondary account, which is NOT associated with my LinkedIn account. So they got that address from elsewhere, not LinkedIn.
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