Those who use this professional social network may have noticed that, for some time now included a new option that leaves no one indifferent, I mean the option to see who has come to see your profile and is available from the top bar to side of the notifications of messages and invitations contact.
First, this ability to see his/her face of who has an interest on you is enclosed in payment options freemium version. But the free version lets at least see when they look at your profile first-degree contacts, and hides when they do your contacts from second and third grade and others. Just telling you that “someone ..” that sector, or location of surch company saw your profile at any given period.
As a user, view statistics displays search your own Linkedin profile, ie a number representing the count of times viewed by other users, and even that data over time is an interesting thing and innocuous. That gives you an idea of the interest generated. In my case, I have to say I was impressed more than once, because I wonder what they look exactly, ending so many times in my tab.
But to tell you, which of these people has been particularly those that have visited, borders on acceptable and passes to the other side of the line. If you imagine for a moment that it was Facebook who let you see the owner of a photo of people who have visited and when .. more than one would have put the hue and cry, being an invasion of privacy to look at the profile or content, because without his permission, tells another user that has made this, or in this case tells the owner of the profile that has seen the user. It’s as if the network had a security camera to watch your stuff, and if someone looks at them, you could tell you who he was and when.
In terms of business, this option can have its relevance, no doubt, but the fact that the identity of the observer be disclosed without their permission, I think it is not entirely well thought out, because it is not really an action condoned by this.
As a contribution, I would say that you could always hide your browsing if you wish, or at least clear your tracks after seeing a profile, I think that would be enough, but perhaps this is not on Linkedin plans, because if it is part of their payment plans may not think like me.
You guys that think? Do you already know about this option? Did you use to see who looks at you and/or you bring business opportunities? Did you avoid if you can see the profiles in other ways as about.me? Do you believe as I do that should be rethought? or on the contrary do not you think that Linkedin has data that can be protected and even less browsing other profiles?