July 17, 2011
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LinkedIn is the social network aimed squarely at the professional Market. This is the perfect place for your online resume once you have completed your studies and landed your first job as the profile looks decidedly empty without it.
Now, LinkedIn have added some new sections aimed towards students or young professionals looking to flesh out that profile. Read more in the LinkedIn blog
Adding the New content
- From the LinkedIn menu bar, select Profiles and Edit Profiles.
- Click the Add Sections button under the basic profile information
- The selector box appears allowing you to select which section you want to add to your profile
- Complete the relevant fields
- Repeat for each section
Voila one better populated profile!
May 29, 2011
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This week we start off with updates from last weeks news. Firstly Apple stood up for their developers against the Patent troll company, Lodsys with a no nonsense letter telling them to halt their current activities.
Apple stayed in the news when they announced a support article on how to remove the MacDefender Trojan and then the Trojan re-appeared later on in the week with an updated threat. MacGuard works in the same way as MacDefender but does not require a password to install the malware.
The professional social network LinkedIn went public at the beginning of the week. The dust had barely settled on the news of the hugely inflated stock price before a researcher announced a security threat to users.
On the 24th and 25th the E-G8 forum was held in France with many business leaders and Internet experts met to discuss the topic of the neutral net (or not)
Google made a bit of a shock announcement to some developers when it announced a series of API deprecations… This in itself is not shocking due to it being a regular procedure. What was shocking however was the sneaking in of the shutdown of the Translate API with no replacement offered.
Finally, i’ll end off this week with an app recommendation for Mac OSX users. Alfred is a shortcut/launcher app that I have just got reacquainted with…
May 24, 2011
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LinkedIn is the social network of the business world. Many people use it as an online resume or as an adjunct to any offline CV they keep updated. Last week, the company went public In an event that saw the value of its shares more than double evoking worries amongst technology experts and the stock exchange that this ongoing proof of another dot.com bubble. The last bubble was in the late 1990’s.
No sooner had the dust settled over the stock price then the announcement was made that the professional networking website has security flaws that makes users’ accounts vulnerable to attack by hackers. Rishi Narang, a security researcher from near New Delhi in India reported that an intruder could gain access to a users data without needing a password if the cookie could be obtained.
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