LinkedInformed Podcast. The LinkedIn Show

Welcome to episode 143, before I get into anything else I just want to extend my warm wishes for the festive season.

Happy Christmas everyone!

Is This LinkedIn Censorship?

I posted the ‘Dear Satya’ image on LinkedIn last week and a number of people were @mentioned and several commented.
One individual decided to @mention Satya himself and I am wondering if this resulted in the post being deleted by LinkedIn and possibly why I found my account suspended this week!

On Wednesday 21st December I was unable to log into LinkedIn and only saw an error message stating my account had been suspended!

I had to sweat this out all, wondering what on earth I had done wrong! Eventually I received this email from the safety team;

At first I assumed it was just an innocent mistake, then I tried to find the Dear Satya update and my conspiracy theory started to grow!

What do you think? Am I letting my imagination run away with me here?

Updates

The excellent browser extension Dux-soup has updated and is now compatible with the new User interface - great work!
The only problem is that having the extension enabled seems to be slowing LinkedIn down. I’m sure they will sort that out soon.

The Google Chrome browser has also recently updated and this now includes a LinkedIn notifications feature - nice.

Another Security Breach

I’m not sure this is something to lose any sleep over but it is another sign that LinkedIn are often vulnerable;

You can read more about it here;

LinkedIn's training arm resets 55,000 members' passwords, warns 9.5m

Question;

Could you discuss the difference between connections and followers?

I get connection requests from people that I really don't know and don't want to connect with. However, I would like for them to follow me on LinkedIn.

I know that I have seen profiles where I could choose to follow the person, but not connect with them.
Is there a setting that I don't know about? I would like to have less connections and more followers.

How do you recommend that I accomplish this?

Answer

Whilst there is no perfect answer to this question, I do discuss the differences between followers and connections and what steps you might be able to make to encourage more people to follow you rather then send an invitation to connect.

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