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Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:42

How Far is Too Far?

Is the value of social networking being, in fact, de-valued? I’m seeing a strange phenomenon on LinkedIn and I don’t think I like it – at all! Several weeks ago, out of the blue, I received notification that several of my contacts had “recommended” me. Knowing that I didn’t ask them to do so, my curiosity was aroused and I contacted some of them. Each of them said that they had received a request for a recommendation for me! Now it may just be me, but I find this rather nervy and invasive on the part of LinkedIn!

Then to add fuel to my fire, I began getting requests to “endorse” people in my network for various skills and they’re getting requests to endorse me for various skills! I can’t speak for the other people, but I haven’t asked anyone to endorse me, yet endorsements are coming in! And who decided what “skills” I would like to have listed

Not me!

Is it just me, or has LinkedIn gone too far with its social networking? Has it diminished the value of recommendations and endorsements when it is sending out requests to anyone in my network to recommend or endorse me? Many of the people in my network are barely-known business colleagues who are valuable to me because of their company affiliation or position (i.e. they are potential resources for me, just as I am for them). I would never dream of asking many of them for a recommendation – they just don’t know me well enough. I can’t put my email address in the body of a message to a LinkedIn contact, yet LinkedIn can make requests for recommendations and endorsements on my behalf without my permission?

I’ll probably be banned from LinkedIn after this blog, but really….. they’ve gone too far. What’s next?

Published in Blogs
Thursday, 16 June 2011 02:37

Capitalize on the New Mobility

Authors: Curtis Hartmann

Mobile devices.  Mobile storage.  Mobile connectivity. Our culture today is consumed with the idea of mobility – and for good reasons.  Relying upon the freedom of mobile communications has powered the productivity behind our daily lives and our businesses.   In such a mobile world, we might be surprised to find how much fur...

Published in VoIP
Monday, 02 May 2011 04:44

Wireless and Mobility

Authors: Avaya Insights

Once again, I am pleased to recommend this posting from Dan DeBacker as guest blogger on the subject of wireless networks and mobility.



The evolution of wireless technology continues to drive change within enterprise networks. At its inception,...

Published in Avaya-Voip
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