LINKEDIN: Continues to reduce its value equation

Monday, February 6, 2017

Relationship Section of Profile – No Longer Available

We’re always looking for ways to simplify and improve your experience, helping you be more productive and successful. This sometimes means removing features that aren’t heavily used to invest in others that offer greater value to you. We’re removing the Relationship Section of your profile, which allowed you to add Reminders, Notes and Tags to your connections.

If you want to download your existing Notes and Tags, you’ll have the option to do so through March 31, 2017.

We recommend that you download your data immediately to retain these details. Learn more about accessing your account data.

To request a download of your data, including Notes and Tags:

  1. Navigate to the data export page or access it from the Privacy & Settings menu.
  2. On the Account tab, under the Basics section of your Privacy & Settings page, click Change next to Getting an archive of your data.
  3. Click Request archive.
  4. You’ll receive an email with a link to download your data archive. Your notes and tags will be in the file named Contacts.

If you are looking for similar functionalities, consider our Sales Navigator or Recruiter Lite products that allow you to transfer and view your existing notes and tags. Learn more about importing your Notes and Tags directly into Sales Navigator if you’re a Sales Navigator user.

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Just makes room for a competitor!

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LINKEDIN: “Save to Contacts” feature removed silently

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

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Note: As part of our ongoing efforts to invest our resources in building a better LinkedIn, we’re retiring the Save to Contacts feature on February 25, 2016. You’ll still access all of the Contacts you’ve previously saved by going to your Connections list, choosing the Filter By Tag option, and selecting the Saved_Contacts tag.

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I used this feature a lot.

It just disappeared. 

Hence I’m dropping the premium feature of LinkedIn.

Sad, when these “services” go rogue.

Guess they don’t need my money!

Too bad. Argh!

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JLINKEDIN: McCrosson, Matt (MC????) new job Partner, O’Connor Davies, LLP

Sunday, April 26, 2015


Matt McCrosson has a new job: Partner, O’Connor Davies, LLP

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McCrosson, Matt (MC????)
Partner,O’Connor Davies, LLP
Greater New York City AreaAccounting

My diverse professional experience and background provide a better understanding of the challenges faced by my clients. I strive to offer practical guidance that improves operating capability and helps the organization as a whole.

I am a partner of the Firm and have more than 20 years of experience in public accounting. I provide a broad scope of management advisory services to a diverse range of clients, including business finance, operations, technology, and performance improvement. I have significant experience in planning for organizational change, and helping my clients remain on track in a rapidly-changing corporate environment.

Prior to joining O’Connor Davies, I held a senior position at a Big Four accounting firm and focused on clients in the not-for-profit, higher education and government sectors. Earlier in my career, I served as the Chief Operating Officer or Chief Financial Officer for several national and regional not-for-profit organizations, including the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation and the New York Urban Coalition.

I regularly speak on the topics of financial reporting, organizational efficiency and operations management. I am also a dedicated volunteer and sit on numerous not-for-profit organization Boards.

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JLINKEDIN: Regan, Kelly (MC2009) Clearing Client Services Goldman Sachs

Thursday, September 18, 2014



Regan, Kelly (MC2009) 
Clearing Client Services
Goldman Sachs
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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LINKEDIN: Another reason NOT to use your employer’s email adress on LinkedIn

Monday, May 17, 2010  

LinkedIn to a Lawsuit
by Jim Hammerand Mar 31 2010

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As case law develops, courts could decide whether the online connections employees make at work belong to the employee or employer. Courts, Cotter said, have “a lot of discretion” in deciding whether comparable customer lists and contacts are trade secrets and whether social-networking activity can be covered by competitive agreements.

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Clearly, if you have a non-compete, then you’ve got a problem.

But, it can’t hurt to make sure that your LinkedIn account looks “personal”.

I’d go so far as to say you should NEVER use social networking from the company’s hardware, software, or network.

With 3G, 4G, and public wifis for networking. With iphone, ipad, netbooks, and cheap notebooks. With Open Source Software, as opposed to the corporate Microsoft suite. All demonstrate the difference.


Remember the sources of my education: I’m just a fat old white guy injineer with Law from watching Judge Judy, Medical from Doctor Phil, Building from Holmes on Homes, and Investing from Bernie Made-off.

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LINKEDIN: Offhandedly, just ask folks for help

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Connecting on LinkedIn: Quality or quantity?
Anna Jacobson February 4th, 2009

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However, in the middle of a detailed post about creating community on LinkedIn, F. John Reinke, offhandedly comments, “Create a LinkedIn group (It takes weeks to get this done)…”

Remember that most of the people writing about the benefits of LinkedIn have, in truth, been poking around LinkedIn answering questions and making connections for months, possibly years, before they posted their article making you feel inadequate, behind the curve, and left out.

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I have been blundering about with LinkedIn since they hit prime time. I’ve grouched about their failure to be responsive to suggestions and down right hostile to their early adopters and champions. I’ve wish for a competitor to arise — I’ve dubbed it NiDeknil as a placeholder for all the things LinkedIn could have been. At no time have I ever tried to make anyone feel “feel inadequate, behind the curve, and left out”; if anything, that’s how I feel about my relationship with LinkedIn. I can’t point out many more early advocates who have been bludgeoned by LinkedIn. Figuratively speaking. The biggest misconception that I try to communicate is that “LinkedIn is NOT networking”. AND, anyone, who needs help, just has to ask! No charge for “premium membership” unlike LinkedIn.

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LINKEDIN: Scammer sighted on LinkedIn

Saturday, August 29, 2009

OVER ON Vincent Wright’s MyLinkedinPowerForum

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I googled him and found out that in addition of being a LI member ( and where you will notice that the same person works in two different African countries and has no connections), I also found out the Spanish based version of where warnings have been issued about this person being part of a worldwide fraud attempt.

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The scammers “DO” social networking too. Forewarned is forearmed!
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