Michigan Daily: I’m quitting LinkedIn (and you should too)

I love the Michigan Daily. I don’t follow many university newspapers in my RSS reader, but they’re so good. If you like your university’s newspaper, send me a link. Anyway, from Michigan Daily: I’m quitting LinkedIn (and you should too). “LinkedIn has become the epitome of everything the corporate world wants their applicants to be: never too loud, only outspoken in the right way and always perfectly professional. It leaves no room for imperfections, preferring instead to showcase a fictionalized highlight reel of corporate life, where the sexist coworker always gets their comeuppance and failures are eternally inspiring rather than demotivating. This is far from the reality of corporate life in which imposter syndrome and discrimination often run rampant through the beige-colored halls.”

LinkedIn Blog: Learn from Experts in Real Time With Office Hours

LinkedIn Blog: Learn from Experts in Real Time With Office Hours. “We’re excited to introduce a new Office Hours feature that lets instructors host live events on LinkedIn Learning. With Office Hours, learners are able to stay on top of industry trends and interact with experts and fellow learners in real-time by posting questions, comments and reactions.” LinkedIn is also some of its courses free through October 15.

Bleeping Computer: You can post LinkedIn jobs as almost ANY employer — so can attackers

Bleeping Computer: You can post LinkedIn jobs as almost ANY employer — so can attackers. “Anyone can create a job listing on the leading recruitment platform LinkedIn on behalf of just about any employer—no verification needed. And worse, the employer cannot easily take these down. Now, that might be nothing new, but the feature and lax verification on career websites pave the ways for attackers to post bogus listings for malicious purposes.”

Search Engine Journal: LinkedIn Launches Native Video Meetings

Search Engine Journal: LinkedIn Launches Native Video Meetings. “Since last year, LinkedIn has allowed users to initiate video meetings with each other. However, the call would take place on another app, like Zoom, as LinkedIn didn’t have the technology for facilitating video calls. Owned by Microsoft, LinkedIn has leveraged Azure to create a native solution for connecting users through video. Here’s more about LinkedIn’s native video messaging, which is now available to everyone.”

BBC: How your personal data is being scraped from social media

BBC: How your personal data is being scraped from social media. “Name, location, age, job role, marital status, headshot? The amount of information people are comfortable with posting online varies. But most people accept that whatever we put on our public profile page is out in the public domain. So, how would you feel if all your information was catalogued by a hacker and put into a monster spreadsheet with millions of entries, to be sold online to the highest paying cyber-criminal?”

CNN: 500 million LinkedIn users’ data is for sale on a hacker site

CNN: 500 million LinkedIn users’ data is for sale on a hacker site. “Information scraped from around 500 million LinkedIn user profiles is part of a database posted for sale on a website popular with hackers, the company confirmed Thursday. The sale of the data was first reported on Tuesday by cybersecurity news and research site CyberNews, which said that an archive including user IDs, names, email addresses, phone numbers, genders, professional titles and links to other social media profiles was being auctioned off on the forum for a four-figure sum.”

CNET: LinkedIn is ‘doing early tests’ to build a Clubhouse rival

CNET: LinkedIn is ‘doing early tests’ to build a Clubhouse rival. “LinkedIn is throwing its hat into the live audio ring. The professional networking platform is conducting ‘early tests’ to create an audio experience that’s connected to your professional identity, the company said Tuesday, in a bid to stake out a place in the fast-growing social audio category made popular by Clubhouse.”

Search Engine Journal: How to Create an Active LinkedIn Group

Search Engine Journal: How to Create an Active LinkedIn Group. “No, it doesn’t have as many users as Facebook and Instagram. But what makes it special is that it’s a unique platform specifically designed for businesses and professionals. So, while you post your vacation photos and cute cat videos on Instagram, you go to LinkedIn to build your business network, increase your industry knowledge, and connect with potential clients.”

USA Today: LinkedIn’s new tool helps users make a career change through overlapping skills

USA Today: LinkedIn’s new tool helps users make a career change through overlapping skills. “LinkedIn launched a new tool aimed towards helping recently unemployed Americans make a career change. The business social network unveiled the Career Explorer feature, which displays careers job seekers can transition into by finding skills that overlap with their previous jobs. The tool ranks the skills in order of importance depending on the job position.”