More, more, more. Every day dear LinkedIn, come a new batch of fake profiles, fake profiles attached to “companies” (like GreyCampus). Why? Likely culling our private information and selling it to other marketers.
Your response? Crickets.
If you need assistance recruiting better security and algo folks than the ones you have entrusted to maintain the “integrity” (yeah, I’m chuckling a bit as I write this), let me know. After all, you have quoted me in YOUR Modern Recruiter’s Guide monograph – so perhaps I know what I’m taking about.
Oh, and you now owe me 3 InMail credits for reaching out to these #FakeProfileMiscreants. Please email me at the gmail account associated with my profile to confirm this.
Have a nice day.
[the person in the pic is the Mayor of North Brunswick http://mnsb.gmnews.com/node/68617#.VNtqb4Y8KnM]
[I'll also let you know when I hear back from them]
On another note, I was wondering if the Code of Conduct (I'm assuming there is one) for LinkedIn employees applies to the 300 Billion users they claim to have (oh, did I write "Billion"? Silly me - they aren't claiming that many users, are they?).
Does Constitutional free speech trump all in a "professional" association (this is a real question)?
For instance, there are 21 profiles of "users" who are associated with NAMBLA, simply one of the most heinous groups of deviants on the planet. Can't LinkedIn create a simple freaking algorithm to review profiles before they go live or when changes are made?
Want more? Perform an Advanced Search with "mmmm" in the Last Name field. 77 hits. "xxx" in the Last Name field? 629 hits.
My friend Rithesh Nair suggested I search LinkedIn for "Silly Billy"; sure enough, there are 10 with that First/Last Name combo.
And finally (saved for last in honor of Matt Charney), 11 "users" have "douchebag" as their Last Name but only 4 as their "First Name" (thank God for parents with a conscience).
Ultimately a tool, a team - anything, is only as strong as its weakest link.