I just got a note about this and had to check it out… when trying to log into LinkedIn, after you put your username and password in, you go to a security page (I’m guessing they’ll streamline that later so it’s all on one page):
My first thought was DANG, one more step to login! This will slow me down!
And indeed it will.
However, this shows LinkedIn (the company) is serious about the spam, and potential for spam. Putting this in place helps keep bots, or programs that can auto-login, from the system, which hopefully means less fake accounts, less spam, etc.
I guess it’s the price of fame in the social space. We all want the crap users to go away, and this should keep it down quite a bit.
But it’s like adding TSA to the airport process…. more hoops for us to jump through.
Is this a big deal or a good move?