So I was wondering about some weird LinkedIn emails, but they seemed harmless. However, Steve Woodruff, Connection Agent, found that some of LinkedIn’s recent changes are far more obnoxious.
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.
*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!
I was pretty much done with LinkedIn as I’ve seen no value from it in three years, but had kept my account due to inertia. That’s changed.