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Linked In can be very helpful if you are looking for a job - it's become "the" go-to-site. However, you can set your privacy settings accordingly if you do not want unsolicited invites.
Well reading this sure helps me understand that Linked In may be helpful as a professional networking site. honestly, although I am registered on it, I haven't bothered to understand how it might be useful
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Old 09.09.2011, 18:51
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Linked In can be very helpful if you are looking for a job - it's become "the" go-to-site. However, you can set your privacy settings accordingly if you do not want unsolicited invites.
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I also like Linkedin. It helped me get my job in Zurich as an old friend who I had previously contacted through the site passed me the job advert The site also enabled me to research the people who would be interviewing me!
This is cool to know,I will take Linkedin more serious..lol
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I get invites from people I hardly know and I suspect that the site has raided my laptop address book. It really is annoying.
What makes you think that it has raided your address book? I seriously doubt this because it would be a technically challenging thing to do because LinkedIn is just a website running in your browser. And also, as getting caught from something like that would be a serious hit to their brand, I doubt that they would do it even if they could.

Sites like LinkedIn and Facebook are able to recommend you people you might know based on your existing connections and the connections they have. They don't need unauthorized access to your email account to do that. What also might have happened is that people you know have chosen to import their address books (with your address included) to LinkedIn and this again gives LinkedIn more information about you and your potential connections as well.
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Old 09.09.2011, 21:12
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What makes you think that it has raided your address book?
Well, the fact that it asks your name and password and email server while stating that exact purpose could be seen by some as a hint.
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Re: Linked-in annoyance.

> I always felt awkward doing that because they can see you've been stalking them.

You can turn this off, though it stops you seeing who has been looking at your profile too.
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I always felt awkward doing that because they can see you've been stalking them.
I am not sure if it works that way. I think you can choose to remain annonymous, then while viewing someone's profile he/she wouldn't know. The result of being annonymous is also that when someone views your profile, you won't know either.

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Old 09.09.2011, 21:14
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What makes you think that it has raided your address book? I seriously doubt this because it would be a technically challenging thing to do because LinkedIn is just a website running in your browser.
Dude, you are so naive.
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Well, the fact that it asks your name and password and email server while stating that exact purpose could be seen by some as a hint.
Surely asking for permission is not the same as raiding your address book. They state why they want it and you have a choice to decline.
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Old 09.09.2011, 21:16
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Surely asking for permission is not the same as raiding your address book. They state why they want it and you have a choice to decline.
Why else do you think they would want it ?
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Dude, you are so naive.
Care to elaborate?
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Old 09.09.2011, 21:31
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Care to elaborate?
Sure.
Here you go.
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Sure.
Here you go.
Thank you for the interesting links and a groan for picking on something you took out of it's context. That Plaxo widget seemed like something that might actually be useful. Too bad it's discontinued though.

Anyway, what's common for these solutions is that they all require some kind of user intervention to work. You either have to provide your account credentials, install additional software to your computer or change your default browser settings. So I would say it's still quite hard to get an unauthorized access to someones address book from a website.
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Old 10.09.2011, 08:55
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I don't like Linked-in because I don't see the point of it, and I don't want to spend my personal time thinking about work. That's how workaholics are made.
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Old 10.09.2011, 08:58
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I don't like Linked-in because I don't see the point of it, and I don't want to spend my personal time thinking about work. That's how workaholics are made.
Not many of us visit sites like EF and LinkedIn when NOT at work
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Not many of us visit sites like EF and LinkedIn when NOT at work
...that would explain why the posting rate seems to drop off after 17:00. lol
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Re: Linked-in annoyance.

I always thought only people who know you can add you. Since you need to define the relationship you have with me. It seems lot of people are lieing out there just to increase their connectionc # and seem famous
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