Dear LinkedIn: UI help desperately needed

Dear LinkedIn: UI help desperately needed

Don't ever get behind on your LinkedIn connection requests -- erh, invitations -- because the interface will rudely shove you away, screaming. (You'll be screaming. Not your computer.) And it would take only a teeny tiny change to reduce a significant portion of the friction. The scenario You've received an invitation to connect from someone who seems only vaguely familiar. When you mouseover the person's name on the pending invitations page, LinkedIn generates a pop-up that shows you the second-degree connections. In this example, there are 19.…continue reading →

LinkedIn Joins Facebook In “Personalized” Ad Push; Here’s How To Opt-Out

To some of you, this may be old news. After all, LinkedIn announced the change via a blog post last month. But I learned about it today on GooglePlus.

First, there were announced changes in the LinkedIn privacy policy in June. (Missed those, too.) Then last month, under the familiar guise of "deliver[ing] ads that are more useful and relevant to you," LinkedIn opted-you-in to agreeing to let the company use your name and photo in social advertising. …continue reading →