LinkedIn has caught up with every other major social/business networking site and added profile photos. This is a good thing, especially if you have an icon, brand or memorable photo. It?s been one of the frustrating omissions on LinkedIn for a while. I?m linked to a number of people who I haven?t met often if at all, having a photo helps when we meet in the Real World ?.
I?m not terribly happy that I am ?granting to LinkedIn Corporation a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable license to use this information in the course of offering the LinkedIn service?. That?s from the LinkedIn User Agreement. It?s the irrevocable nature of the license I don?t like.
Then again I?m providing the same license for my personal information that I?m uploading in my profile. It?s the cost of having the profile highly visible.
I?m using Facebook more than LinkedIn but Facebook is a bit out there for conservative business types.
As usual I?m an open networker and happy to connect with you on any social network platform where I am already a member.