Ignore this post if your lifelong goal is to become the poster child for Linkedin. Otherwise, keep reading. There’s a social advertising setting Linkedin has added that it has conveniently checked for you by default: Linkedin may use my name, photo in social advertising. Imagine your photo beside a caption that says, “I eat Linkedin for breakfast every day!” Yep, that’s you unless you opt out. Here’s what you need to do:
1) Log in to your Linkedin account.
2) Click your name on the top right, then click “Settings”
3) Click “Manage Social Advertising” under the Account tab
4) Uncheck the box labeled “Linkedin may use my name, photo in social advertising”
Linkedin probably doesn’t plan to slander your good name, but still, it would be nice to know that they made this an “opt-out” setting. Linkedin is a great service, but I prefer to promote it on my own terms. And I’d really like to keep my name and face for my own purposes!
Thanks to Steve Woodruff for the original tip!