Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Privacy on LinkedIn

A word of warning to those of you who have the word “research” in your job title!

LinkedIn now allows users to see who has recently viewed their profile. Fortunately, as a user you also have control over what others see when you visit their profile. If your job title references “research” and the name of your institution, it would probably be wise to change your settings to anonymous. Of course, what you are able to see about others mirrors what they are able to see about you. (So I cannot see who has been looking at my profile, because I am anonymous when looking at other people’s profiles.)

To edit this setting, hover over your name in the top right corner and click settings. In the middle of the page, find the link that says “Select what others see when you’ve viewed their profile”

Here’s a screenshot of what you’ll see next:

Caroline Rossini, APRA MidSouth Treasurer

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