If you’re a member of LinkedIn, no doubt you’ve seen the section in the right column, “Who’s Viewed My Profile?” Below that headline, it says something like, ”Your profile has been viewed by 900 people in the last 15 days.” And just to prove it, there is big fat number “900″ right next to it.
This is so smart. I mean, who wouldn’t be flattered to know that anyone actually read their LinkedIn profile, let alone 900 people? Can you resist the tantalizing question, “Who’s viewed my profile?” If you said yes, well, you are a stronger person than I. It reminds me of classmates.com’s pathetic attempts to woo me back by sending email after email (after I continually unsubscribed) saying, “Christy! Someone’s been looking for you! Upgrade to Gold Membership to see who.”
Uh, yeah, that sounds like a potential stalker to me, I don’t think so, classmates. Except maybe it’s not a stalker…maybe it’s someone I like who has not become one of the 500 million people who joined Facebook.
The thing is, Classmates.com and LinkedIn know our dirty little secret: Continue reading ‘Who’s viewed your LinkedIn profile: Is it a hoax?’