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Stupid Usability #15

No, LinkedIn, I did not get a new job

Written By: High Monkey
Posted: 1/2/2014

From the mind of Terri Ebert, Graphic Designer at High Monkey:

In August, High Monkey Consulting changed its name to High Monkey. With this change, we updated all our social media accounts – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. A couple months later, Jeanine, our Saleslady, was on LinkedIn and realized that even though the company itself changed its name, that name change didn’t reflect on our individual profiles. She informed us of this and suggested we change it on our profiles. So, I went to my account and updated that I work for High Monkey, not High Monkey Consulting. After doing this, I got a couple notifications saying people were congratulating me on my new job. Confused, I looked at LinkedIn and sure enough, it said I had gotten a new job. I then spent a couple minutes trying to figure out how to hide this post because I did not get a new job and people didn’t need to be thinking that I did.

Virgil, my boss did the same thing and he got even more comments than I did, as you can see in the picture above.

LinkedIn, I have a very simple solution to this mix-up: provide us with an option that allows us to post this information to our timeline or the ability to hide it.

Chad's Bio Coming Soon!

More About Virgil

Virgil Carroll is the owner and president of High Monkey – based in Minneapolis Minnesota. Virgil also wears the multiple ‘hats’ of Principle Human Solutions Architect and SharePoint Architect.

Virgil is one of those rare individuals who can dive deep into technical topics while speaking clearly to the business owners of a project and never forgetting that the end user experience has the highest priority. He calls it using both sides of his brain. Virgil is passionate about leveraging technologies ‘out of the box’ as much as possible with a focus on the strategic use of content to create websites that deliver the right content to the right audience on the right device at the right time. Virgil brings high energy, an ironic wit, and a sense of grounded perspective whenever he speaks to an audience. Virgil regularly speaks at conferences and user groups throughout the United States and occasionally in Europe.

Posted: 1/2/2014 12:00:00 AM by Brian Haukos | with 0 comments