Many people these days use social networks, including Facebook, Twitter and of course the business network called Linkedin. You don’t have to be a businessman/women to use Linkedin. In fact I know some people have a Linkedin profile to keep an eye on the latest gossip or news – other friends use it to create new business opportunities, find a new job, look for project funding or just to nose on what others might be saying or doing in group discussions.
Anyway, for those of you who use Linkedin and want to know how you control your privacy settings – here is how: Click on ‘your name’ top right then ‘settings’ and you will be presented with the following options:
Linkedin offers you five privacy control settings:
- Turn on/off your activity broadcasts – The ‘Activity broadcast’ window appears – you can control whether people know when you change your profile, make recommendations, or follow companies. Turn this off if you are looking for a job!
- Select who can see your activity feed – The ‘Who can see your activity feed window’ appears – you can control who sees your activity feed i.e. your connections, everyone, your network or only you.
- Select what others see when you’ve viewed their profile – The ‘What others see when you’ve viewed their profile’ window appears – you can show people your complete profile including picture, be anonymous which just shows the industry you work in or be totally anonymous (this latter option disables Profile Stats though).
- Select who can see your connections –The ‘Who can see your conenctions window’ appears – you can control who sees your connections. There are two options – ‘only you’ and ‘your connections’. Shared connections will always be visible though.
- Change your profile photo & visibility – Select this option and you will be taken to the ‘Edit My Profile’ page. You can upload a photo and control who sees your photo i.e. your connections, network or everyone.
Safe surfing folks!