September 15, 2012 by Kimmo Linkama
LinkedIn coward, why are you afraid of showing your face?
Out of curiosity, I like to check from time to time who’s viewed my LinkedIn profile. It helps me determine whether I’m really talking to the people I can genuinely help, and from a purely personal viewpoint, it’s just interesting.
Then I see something like the picture here. And it makes me think.
Being a B2B marketing writer, I assume (prove me wrong, I’d appreciate it) that if you view my profile you’re either a corporate marketer or represent an advertising or PR agency. All right, you might also be a competitor wanting to know how someone else in your profession displays himself on the social web. No problem to me.
Anyway, dear LinkedIn Member or Someone, in your day job, you probably advocate things like “openness”, “transparency”, “corporate citizenship” or “honesty” for the company that pays your salary.
Yet, when you view my profile, you choose to hide behind the anonymity made possible by the application.
I’ve made all my social network profiles completely open and public. If I look at someone’s profile on LinkedIn, they’ll see who it is. If I comment on someone’s blog, I’m there with my own name and face. That’s what the social web is for, isn’t it?
Why are you such a coward?