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Thursday, August 11, 2011

LinkedIn's been busy!

A Box You Want to Uncheck on LinkedIn « Connection Agent: brandimpact.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/a-box-you-wan...kedin

(snippet from the article)

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):

1. Click on your name on your LinkedIn homepage (upper right corner). On the drop-down menu, select"Settings”.

2. From the"Settings” page, select"Account*”.

3. In the column next to"Account”, click"Manage Social Advertising” .

4. De-select the box next to"LinkedIn may use my name, photo in social advertising” .

Nice try, LinkedIn. But, no thanks!

*UPDATE: After you finish with Account, check the new default settings under E-mail Preferences (such as Partner InMails); and Groups, Companies & Applications (such as Data Sharing with 3rd-party applications). It’s a Facebook deja vu!


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