… or why do some people hide their identity behind the veil of anonymity?
Everybody has seen or experienced this who maintains an active LinkedIn profile.
Under the section > Who’s Viewed Your Profile? < you may see an entries like:
- Someone at … (fill in any company name) … and maybe a general geographical area where this person may be located
- Anonymous LinkedIn User
- Someone on LinkedIn
Sometimes I wonder what these people have to hide behind their anonymity. Isn’t social media supposed to be open?
I can honestly say that I will never hide my identity. If you are trying to find out who I am then it is only fair that I know who has that interest in me.
Even I might not be the biggest fan of Facebook I have an open Facebook account. In a matter of fact I maintain 2 accounts. One professional that is completely open and one private one only close family and very good friends have access to. The point I want to make here – I like the Facebook approach. Anyone I have not connected with ( I hate the term ‘befriended’) can only see my profile to a certain extend.
Maybe LinkedIn should establish a similar feature. Then again whatever I have on my profile can be seen and read by anybody. I have nothing to hide and if so, I would not put it on my profile.
Isn’t it only fair when I ask that I would like to see who is viewing my profile?
Else you are only a “Peeping Tom”!
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