Number 1 Way LinkedIn Can Get You Fired

February 28, 2007

LinkedIn allows you to share contact settings. Along with expertise requests and requests to reconnect, is the “Career Opportunities” category. This can be a somewhat damning category for the currently employed. What could it mean to your current employer if they visit your profile page and discover it checked?  It can’t be a good thing.

How can you limit your risk of losing your current job if you want to change your LinkedIn Contact Settings?

  1. Only connect with your peers, or folks you trust, rather than colleagues in the management level.
  2. Don’t share your contact settings in your public profile.
  3. Don’t change your contact settings when you are still employed but looking at opportunities.  This is the best option for those with experience. With your network’s contact information, and your wealth of relevant experience, you shouldn’t need additional help finding new positions while you are still employed.

The last option, to not utilize the “Career Opportunities” contact setting in LinkedIn, would seem to be the best option for currently-employed workers looking for new positions.

I am not looking for new opportunities right now.  I swear. 🙂

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#1 Broadcast Emailer in The World by Wikipedia!

February 25, 2007

01.15.2006
CEO Ranked as The #1 Broadcast Emailer in The World by Wikipedia; The World’s Largest Online Encyclopedia.

Mailing Solutions

Gee, a user-editable wiki ranks you number one.  I wonder who made that edit?

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Fantastic Four’s less-than-fantastic audio commentary

February 16, 2007

On the back of the Fantastic 4 DVD is the following: “Full-Length Audio Commentary by Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis and Julian McMahon.”

Lies!  Chris and Julian do not make an appearance.  That is 40% less than advertised.  Michael more than fills that emptiness, however; he started to irritate me toward the end.  The commentary on the whole was OK.  They did hint at the sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

There was a bonus DVD included in the package which contains two featurettes.  “From Comic Book to Film” showcases elements of the comic which made their way into the movie.  “The Baxter Building: Declassified” is an interesting look into the construction and walkthrough of Reed Richard’s cribhouse/research lab.  Also on the extra DVD was 4 Marvel-movie trailers.

The movie is a fun popcorn flick, nothing special.  Some of the extras, such as a feature on how the bridge scene was made, were interesting.

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WoW.com -> Info -> Classes -> Rogue

February 4, 2007

Rouge Rogues

WoW.com -> Info -> Classes -> Rogue

Proof that even web developers have a sense of humor. (In World of Warcraft, people often misspell rogue as rouge.)

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