November 27, 2019 |

Remove Connections from LinkedIn

Many people think that accepting anyone and everyone to their LinkedIn account is a good thing, e.g. it makes you look connected or popular.  However, there are a large number of people who connect to those who are more senior, more connected or more skilled in the hope that this association ‘rubs off’ on their own profiles – along with those who use the connection to spam you constantly with their sales offerings.  To discretely remove connections follow these steps:

  1. Log into LinkedIn.
  2. Click the My Network Icon across the top bar.
  3. In the window that opens look on the left and click on the Connections link.

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4. All your connected people appear. Scroll through Click the 3 dots to the right of Message next to a person’s name and when the drop-down box appears, select Remove Connection (no, they won’t realise it happened).


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June 3, 2018 |

Latest data on social media use

Latest research from the Pew Research Center shows that since the Center began surveying the use of different social media in 2012, Facebook remains the primary platform for most Americans. Roughly two-thirds of U.S. adults (68%) now report that they are Facebook users, and roughly three-quarters of those users access Facebook on a daily basis. With the exception of those 65 and older, a majority of Americans across a wide range of demographic groups now use Facebook.

But the social media story extends well beyond Facebook. The video-sharing site YouTube – which contains many social elements, even if it is not a traditional social media platform – is now used by nearly three-quarters of U.S. adults and 94% of 18- to 24-year-olds.
Read the full findings here:

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February 8, 2014 |

Invisible Browsing on LinkedIn

If you’re job hunting or simply taking a quiet sticky beak around other members of LinkedIn, be aware that after looking at someone’s profile  they can easily see who has been viewing them by checking the “Who’s Viewed Your Profile?” feature.

For the occasions when you need your privacy, here’s how to make yourself invisible on LinkedIn:

  • Log into LinkedIn with your user name and password as usual.
  • Once you’re logged in, hover over your mini photo icon in the top right-hand corner  and the Account & Settings menu will drop down.
  • Click on the Privacy & Settings option.


  • Click on the “Select what others see when you’ve viewed their profile” option to edit your settings.
  • linkedin2To make yourself invisible to the person you have viewed, select You will be totally anonymous.

linkedin3Job done!


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March 7, 2011 |

5 Dos and Don’ts with LinkedIn

This morning a colleague sent me this article from CIO magazine on LinkedIn Etiquette.  The most important point I believe it makes is about being careful with who you put on your contact list.  People mistakenly think that LinkedIn is like Facebook or Twitter in terms of being a popularity contest, so link up with others left and right so that their contact list becomes huge and often filled with strangers.  Aas this article points out:

LinkedIn firmly believes you should know your contacts before deciding to add them as a connection. They say they have designed the service with that philosophy in mind. Connections, they argue, are a reflection of you professionally. If you don’t know who they are, it can reflect poorly on you when people peruse your connection list. 

Read the full article over at the CIO site.

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