Must I post a photo of myself? I now have a permanent five-head and I haven't had a six pack in five years.
If I have to post a photo, must I wear a suit? I don't usually allow photographs because I can't stand my face - deep set eyes with a long nose.
Do I have to pay a fee? I'm hoping to provide a "web presence" and not seem so anonymous.
Do I have to catch up with old co-workers?
I've worked hard to remain anonymous on the web - avoiding Facebook, Twitter, and hook-up sites (because hook-ups are always serial killers).
Are you looking for a job? If so, then yes, you should have a pic. You don't need to show your six pack, OP. Just use a headshot. If you have a receding hairline, wear a hat? You don't need to dress up but the pic should not be you grabbing your balls, smoking or drinking. After all, Linked In is a professional site.
I know, it sucks. I had to reluctantly put a picture of myself on Linked In after I was told in a career bootcamp workshop that not having a photo is unprofessional. You probably look a lot better than you think you do.
If you're not actively looking for a job, then I don't see why you need a picture.
Isn't LinkedIn kind of over? It has bots that spam people in your address book even if you don't want that. I often get bot emails from people on LinkedIn who, I am certain, didn't choose to send that email to me.
They allowed me to opt out of access to my mailbox - although there were three screens begging for access.
In theory, linkedin allows potential recruiters to see if my employment history and references are real.
Apparently there's now a cottage industry of services that will provide fake references.
I'm not balding; I have lines on my forehead and I can't do bangs.
Yes, you have to post your photo. And it has to be full frontal.
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
We are switching to the new platform for The DataLounge this weekend. All of our mobile users have been using it for over a week and all first time users have been using it for about a month - which adds up to well over one million users. So we're ready to end this phase of the testing and move everybody to the new site. (more)
And yes, we've changed the look and some of how it operates.
Yes, we know you just *hate* it in well in advance.
Yes, we know we suck.
Yes, we are the biggest suckers that ever sucked.
But it was time for a change and with the huge shift to mobile it was long overdue. We've taken this opportunity not only to update the look but also make major changes under the hood (or "bonnet" if you're either British or pretentious or both). And we have to prepare for 2016 - a presidential election year where we can normally expect to see a 60% jump in traffic (yes, we've seen 5 presidential elections so far…Christ we're old).
The site has a bunch - nay, plethora - of new features which will make the site more usable: better search, the ability to ignore posters and threads, see link previews, to pick up a thread where you left off, spam and malware filtering and more.
If you want you can go explore and see for yourself, Click here.
And while running the tests we've noticed two interesting reactions to the new system - people are spending more time on the site and more people that come stay around longer and look at more stuff. Both good things. Yay!
Possibly we've not slain all the dragons and there will be issues that come up during the switchover. There's a help button in the lower right hand corner of the page which you can use to send us bug reports.
Please include as much information about the hardware (PC, Mac, Tablet, Phone etc), operating system (Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS etc) and browser (Chrome, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer etc) that you are using as possible to help us replicate and fix the problem.
Please note that complaints about colors, fonts, icons and the like are not "bugs" - they are design choices that we've made and we expect one or two cases of world-class bitching. But they won't actually cause headaches, scurvy, heart attacks, Restless Leg Syndrome, Morgellon's Disease or the vapors (but have your smelling salts at hand just in case).
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