Does anyone use LinkedIn ?

Does anyone use LinkedIn ?

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:32 pm

A few weeks ago I set up an account on LinkedIn. A friend of mine kept sending me friend requests for years but I kept procrastinating. Does anyone use LinkedIn on a regular basis? I did follow a few coal related companies like Blaschak. I'm in the wholesale building materials business so if anyone has suggestions or wants to connect let me know. :D
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

Re: Does anyone use LinkedIn ?

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:07 pm

I purposefully do not use it. I took the time to read every word of the legal crap & didn't like what had had to say. The way it was worded it sounded to me that at any time they wanted they could start charging any monthly fee they wanted, but they didn't have to tell you until you received the first bill....then... if you didn't pay it, you are responsible for any and all lawyer fees to fight it. I had never seen such a mumbo jumbo multi page lawyer talk in my life. That was a few years ago.... maybe it's changed by now?
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Does anyone use LinkedIn ?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:20 pm

I have had an account for years and made some good contacts, no charge.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy


Re: Does anyone use LinkedIn ?

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:52 pm

The steps required to manage your account settings is very difficult to navigate. It took me many hours to minimize the amount of emails and notifications sent to my email or those of my contacts. It can be frustrating at first, but once mastered the LinkedIn experience can be rewarding.
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

Re: Does anyone use LinkedIn ?

PostBy: KLook On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:19 pm

Yes, I am in there. Not a very active user but you never know.

Kevin
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Does anyone use LinkedIn ?

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:40 pm

I don;t even have an account, but get emails from Linkedin from people to add me to their contacts? I send it to the spam at Linkedin, and was told they can request ANYONE via email even if you don't have a Linkedin account. They can block your email in their system so you don't get emails if you ask.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Does anyone use LinkedIn ?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:47 pm

Yep, I've got one. I don't have a clue why. I know some people on there & they keep adding things that THEY figure need to be in my profile--Crap, you'd think I was an equestrian doctorate from reading it :punk: toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Does anyone use LinkedIn ?

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:15 pm

My Brother's on it,but then he's the Masters Degree Guy in the Family. He said it works well for him in it's present form. I Mirror many of Freddy's Concerns. Good and Valid points he brought up. Personally,The Knuckle Dragger that I Am,I use "LockedOut" Kinda Sums it all up,Ehh? toothy
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Does anyone use LinkedIn ?

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:23 pm

One thing I forgot to mention and it's very important. Do not install the LinkedIn app to your phone or any other device. The app will data mine your email contact list. After installing the app on my iPad, all of my wife's friends, business associates, literally anyone that she EVER emailed started showing up as "people you may know" for suggested contacts. Even our fourteen year old kid was listed...lol.

However, as bad as the above information is, you can actually upload and sync a contact list from nearly any source. Examples are Outlook, email accounts like Yahoo, address books etc.
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

Re: Does anyone use LinkedIn ?

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:54 pm

I am on there nothing has come of it for me but I don't "Work "it either.
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite


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