Let’s get serious for a minute here, in social media there should be safeguards for those that use it. But I prefer to think of LinkedIn as a professional portal to connect to like minded professionals NOT as a different type of “social” media, although it can be “sociable” in a professional manner. This comes about because I might be getting stalked by Waldo. Anyone who’s read my blog and the dating misadventures I’ve had know who this person is. This is only an assumption, but my point being that I have a LinkedIn account and it tells me someone is viewing my profile in “Private Mode.” What I want to know is why does LinkedIn have a private mode since this isn’t technically a “social” media page? I get this “One LinkedIn Member viewed your Profile in Private Mode” notification and this is infuriating! This isn’t Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat, it’s a professional page that should stay professional.
No one should post selfies of themselves at their desk trying on a new lipstick (yes it has happened) or sexy poses that will absolutely make you look completely unprofessional not to mention ridiculous. Your profile picture should remain professional and so should your content. I get email notifications that I have appeared in searches which is actually a good thing if I’m being scouted for a potentially higher paying job. But when I click on it and see that someone has viewed my profile in “private mode” it makes me think to myself, what the HELL does this person have to hide unless it’s someone I detest then, yes you should hide because I will tell you to stop stalking me!
This is why I suspect that it’s Waldo, that boorish (and boring) pain in the ass that has asked a couple of former co-workers that still work at the other university with him, about me. I deserve better protection from LinkedIn because it’s the account I actually use. I don’t have a Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Snapchat account for several reasons, but the biggest reason is being stalked by stupid people that make even stupider (spell check says that’s a word) comments about you, your life or your interests. The world is negative enough as it is, I don’t need people living their negative lives vicariously through my social media. LinkedIn is the only “socializing” I do for professional purposes and then I get this notification every week that someone who doesn’t want me to know who they are or why they are viewing my professional profile in private mode.
I believe that LinkedIn should remove this feature from their page, if its work related then you shouldn’t have to hide for any reason. But I do have to say that I like that they give their users the ability to block another user from being able to view their profile. Because sometimes you need that type of protection. But then again that is what is prompting people like Waldo to go into Private Mode on my ass because I’ve blocked him and several others from my connections to keep them out of my work life. If Waldo knew how I really felt about him he’d break down and cry in the fetal position in his basement office. I think he’d be in shock to find exactly how much I can’t stand him, like run you over in the parking lot type of hate. I think this would go very, very bad for him, more so than it would for me I’m just sayin’. This is the Huntress915 over and out!