I know you…..
Welcome to episode 154, it’s been a tricky week this week, I had planned an interview with an Italian LinkedIn trainer to tackle the important subject of multi-lingual profiles but due to a combination of illness and power cuts, I had to postpone that!
Instead I decided to cover a subject I am very enthusiastic about – research, specifically researching people.
Interesting Stuff I saw This Week
LinkedIn’s founder Reid Hoffman has been wondering what to do with himself since he found the company he had a major stake in had been sold for $26.2B…..tough life!
Anyway new parent Microsoft have come to the rescue and offered him a role on their main board.
Personally, if I had $2.8B coming my way soon, I think I could find something better to do with my time!
LinkedIn have updated their mobile app.
As is the norm, the app store information on the new update was full of interesting facts (note the contrast to Facebook)!
So it’s down to us to figure out the changes for ourselves although they did announce in their blog that the new version now has profile picture edit options;
There are some other notable changes. The ‘Me’ menu has disappeared….wait! I thought they redesigned the desktop experience to be more in line with mobile…but now they are dropping the Me menu from mobile?!!
This was how the menu looked before the update;
This is how it looks now
As you can see, the Me menu has been replaced with jobs (boo hiss!). So how do you get to the profile edit page?
…You now have to tap on your profile pic, top left as shown above.
They have also improved the controls you have over your feed. Now when tapping on the edit link (see below) you get more options.
One of these options is ‘Improve my feed’
This isn’t new but it then provides another new option ‘Clean my feed’
I wonder how it decides who is high up on this list…perhaps it is those you have engaged with the least?
Have you noticed any other changes?
LinkedIn Warn Cheaters!
LinkedIn are sending out emails to users who they spot are logging into another persons account, this currently only seems to happen when they are a Sales Navigator or Recruiter Lite subscriber.
I can only assume this means they are tracking IP addresses.
A listener sent me this screenshot of an email they received recently
I Know You…..Profile Research
There are so many things you can find out about someone from their profile. In this section I talk in more detail about;
- Contact & Personal Info
- Psychometric assessment – CrystalKnows.com
No episode next week (probably)
I think it’s likely that I won’t get an episode out next week as I will be networking and learning like crazy at the Social Media Marketing World Conference in sunny San Diego….can’t wait!
That’s it for this week, don’t forget to leave a voicemail or email me with any questions or suggestions, till next time.
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