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  •  i was about to ask the same question (0+ / 0-)

    Anyone know anything about LinkedIn?

    I just got an invite from an old friend, but I am inherently wary of any "networking" site.  As far as I'm concerned they are all magnets for network analysis, convenient front-ends for any commercial interests or intel agencies that want to pay the price for "extra-special privileges."  And since they are private-sector operations that people "voluntarily"' sign up for, the Regime can claim that there is nothing illegal going on when these sites are snooped.  

    I'm wary of Skype for the same reason: a proprietary front-end for internet telephony, which is totally unnecessary (you can do voice communication over the internet using standards-based devices and open source software).

    Nothing in life is truly free: there is a price being paid somewhere, by someone.  

    So, does anyone know anything specifically about LinkedIn...?

    •  It seems like they are trying to make money off (0+ / 0-)

      of it by letting potential employers post jobs. To me so far the benefits seem to outweigh the risks. Then again I'm on facebook too, but I don't really use it all that much. Don't have my picture in it... but I do know other people in it.

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