LinkedIn is now gradually rolling out secure browsing for its social-networking-for-suits service. The company confirmed in a blog post yesterday that the site will encrypt web traffic over SSL. However, unlike Google, which uses HTTPS by default on its stuff, LinkedIn is offering it as an option for its users. Facebook and …
Linkedin is yellow pages with added bullsh*t, from everyone lying about their 'experience.' There's nothing valuable in there and, I'd presume, nobody cares about whether the 4seconds they spend there each month are secure or not.
Interviews, yes. Networking, not so much
I've used it in interviews to great effect. Seems a lot of interviewers are quite impressed when you come to the interview and ask them things like "so how does [firm] compare with working at [firm interviewer used to work for]?"
Also you can see what friends-of-friends you might know that work there, so can get the inside story, or at least as much as they're willing to tell you!
Ive always considered it an over rated service for suits who love to 'fly it up the flag pole', 'pick it up and run with it' or 'touch base' (shudder)
coat - asbestos - as Im sure some may relish a 'heads up' to take a 'paradigm shift' and dribble at the prospect of another member 'opening the kimono' to join yet another irrelevant address book.
Please don't say 'touch base' again - I raise your shudder to a squeal
Boss? Is that you? ;-)
SSL or not the buggers stull send me invites...
After pointing out that there was no "don't send me invites" on the Spam.. err "invites" they send to every one in the mug's.... er professional's address box they agreed to stop mailing ,me , a week ago 2 more punters with my address in their books signed up and again they send their UCE. Why would anyone want to use a service that spectacularly fails to maintain its data? Linkedin : says more about you that an a loosely shaken hand ever can. Wuckin' Fankers...
I find the 'mark as spam' button seems to work fine.
the URL is
as the blog at http://blog.linkedin.com/2012/02/07/linkedin-ssl/ seems to refer to an apparently invisible link from the account settings page
linked into what
I use no 'social networks'... Baring tracked by the government email
No message services... Baring tracked by the government email
Avoid anything to do with network news/Clinton News Network..(I don't even watch Fox)...
I live in the new USSR ( er.. uh... America)
I have to read European news to find out what is going on here, half the time, since the deadstream media here doesn't cover it.
Yet, I find, I know 20-30 times more about this country, and what the people in charge are anxious to keep from us...
Now, Why should I use those networked security holes?
to get a job?
glad I'm retired.
Why would Linkdick be any more trustworthy with your personal info than Gurgle, Farcebook, or Twatter ?