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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Using LinkedIn? Seen this yet?

Few people asked me to join LinkedIn recently, a site I've avoided like all other social networks for as long as I can remember, and I decided "at least it's not Facebook" (who themselves have now decided to get even worse), so popped over. I already know that social networks can't be trusted, they've proven that time and time again, and now it seems LinkedIn are proving it themselves;

Apparently, LinkedIn has recently done us the “favor” of having a default setting whereby our names and photos can be used for third-party advertising. A friend forwarded me this alert (from a friend, from a friend…) this morning.

Devious. And I expect that you, like me, don’t want to participate.

This graphic shows you how to Uncheck The Box (click to biggify):

Found the BrandImpact blog due to a report in TheRegister this morning;

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