Archive for the ‘LinkedIn Spam’ Category

Request “early access” to LinkedIn Publishing…

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Will be interesting to see what happens when millions of people post "articles" on LinkedIn's platform, which essentially makes them a blog platform. I just saw this link to apply to get "early access" to write stuff... http://specialedition.linkedin.com/publishing Here's a great article by Justin Smith titled Linkedin Publishing: What a Newbie can Expect It ...

What is LinkedIn SWAM and why should you care?

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Have you heard of SWAM?  Let me ruin your day. SWAM on LinkedIn is "Site-Wide Automated Moderating."   Fancy name, huh?  Here's what it means.  If one LinkedIn Group admin decides you need to be "blocked and deleted," then you just lost ability to participate in Group discussions EVERYWHERE on LinkedIn's ...

LinkedIn Spammers: Spam you, then leave your network??

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

I got a couple of spam messages last week and went to remove the connections.  But when I went there, it didn't show these people as 1st degree contacts. Here's the message I got, from two people who are both "Consultant ant Self Employed" and with stock images for their profile ...

LinkedIn Group Setting Changes… whu??

Monday, January 7th, 2013

I have gotten about a dozen emails from LinkedIn like this: I don't know about you but this BUGS me.  I've held off on writing about it because previous posts might have sounded too jaded (who me?  passionate? :p) Anyway, I think I know why LinkedIn is doing this, and this morning ...

Reid Hoffman: LinkedIn got BETTER when Twitter went away

Monday, September 10th, 2012

When I blogged about this a while back someone said that it was awesome that there wasn't anymore Twitter noise on LinkedIn. I thought it was a bad strategic move by Twitter.  Here's a little more to the story: Reid Hoffman: LinkedIn Got Better When Twitter Shut Us Off, Move Was ...

LinkedIn Group Management: Moderating People

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

I am on a handful of Groups where my Discussion comments are moderated. In general, I think it is ridiculous. I want to see my comments fast, and I want to have the conversation build fast.  If you have a bottleneck in comments getting posted (at the whim of the mood of ...

Would You Connect With A Fake Account on LinkedIn?

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Check out the account below?  Would you connect with it? I'm kind of surprised 142 people have connected...

LinkedIn Spammer: How to get rid of a bad LinkedIn Contact

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

I got a message from a first degree contact (I accept all invites, since I speak a lot and can't know or sit down with everyone who invites me) that said this: Thats Nice hearing back from you Bruce well My name is Angela you knw that Lol , Am single ...

New LinkedIn Spam – Pattern

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Yesterday I posted about some spam I am getting - four by mid-afternoon yesterday - ugh! Here's something I noticed... since I have a somewhat zero-tolerance policy on slimeball spammers, I go in and look for the connection to "remove"... One was from Alex V. Lambert (my apologies to anyone named ...

More LinkedIn Spam

Monday, May 16th, 2011

I'm getting more LinkedIn spam through direct messages. It's dissappointing because it hasn't been very common. Here's how this spammer started - it looks like they have a program to extract my title and other general information from my Profile, and marry it to a template message (the rest is as ...