I was part of a discussion on LinkedIn the other day. Before I tell you about it, let me explain what LinkedIn is, for those who aren’t familiar with it. Essentially it’s a professional social networking website.
When you sign up, you create a ‘profile’, not unlike a Facebook timeline. But without all the personal info and photographs. And, like with Facebook, one of the objectives is to get as many ‘contacts’ (friends) as you can. Because through each of your contacts, you have an opportunity to network with their contacts.
One of the features it offers is the ability to visit these profiles anonymously. Or not, it’s up to you. You have the choice.
So last Thursday, I think it was, I was there. On LinkedIn. One of my contacts posted about her annoyance with people who check out her profile without revealing their identity. They use the ‘anonymous’ feature. She berated LinkedIn for having it. And said it should no longer be available.
Her point being, privacy has no place on social media.
Well, I disagree. Pretty strongly, actually. And added my two cents to the comments already there. All the other Continue reading