Tag Archives: linkedin

For Some, Software Engineering is a Matter of Principle

I've long been irritated when people mix up "principal" and "principle" in job titles and elsewhere. If you're unsure about this yourself, please read Grammar Girl's estimable explainer on the subject. Recently, while doing some prospecting on LinkedIn - and learning the ins and outs of advanced and Boolean searches - I thought to check…
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I owe LinkedIn an apology, or perhaps they owe me one

Perhaps you read my earlier post about applying for API use with LinkedIn's developer program, or the followup post, or Ed's erudite comment on that second post.  In any case, I decided to try it again, just in case something got lost in translation the first time. Usually, doing the same thing and expecting different…
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Are avatars authentic or effective?

I was engaging in some micronarcissism (that means looking at my Twitter page) the other day when I chanced to notice that most of the icons - or avatars if you prefer - were faces, most of those photographic. The old New Yorker cartoon said, "on the internet, nobody knows you're a dog" (the cartoon…
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Five weeks after API ask, no love from LinkedIn

Five weeks ago I blogged about LinkedIn's API policy, and I also applied to develop an application with their API.  I had no illusion that my idea was earth-shattering, but I thought it was a good one, and one that LinkedIn might even be able to monetize.  It was no iFart, that's for sure (meaning…
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Horseshoes, hand grenades, and LinkedIn?

Not that long ago I laughed at comparisons of Facebook and LinkedIn because I didn't see much point in using Facebook.  Now I laugh because the tools are so different, most comparisons seem silly.  Facebook is still the place where people live their online lives, and LinkedIn is still the place where people seek business…
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Anybody beats the wiz

When you run a web-based business and your site is down for maintenance, you might consider not doing what Linkedin did last week.   Here's the screen: Let's leave aside the question of the wisdom of doing this maintenance or upgrade or whatever on a weekday evening and concentrate on the elephant in the room -…
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