profile view change in LinkedIn ?

Subject: profile view change in LinkedIn ?
From: "Monique Semp" <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TechWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 12:10:24 -0700

Hello, writers,

Over the past few weeks, and at an ever accelerating pace, Iâve noticed that in LinkedIn, when I click to see âWhoâs Viewed Your Profileâ, more and more people are showing up simply as âLinkedIn Member.â Of course you can pay for a premium account to see the details, but in the past hardly anyone didnât actually show up.

Either their name would be shown or it would say something like âIT Professional in the Internet Industryâ, and then when you clicked that, it would say âOne of the following people has viewed your profile.â And generally you could figure out who by knowing which companies youâd contacted (for example, sending a resume) or youâd see someone with a shared group or connection, and so theyâre by far the most likely viewer.

But now, almost all of the viewers say just âLinkedIn Member.â

So my question is, does anyone know how you can set your own profile to say whether the people you look up can see that youâre the one that looked them up? And do you have to have a Premium account to do so?

Iâm just wondering if thereâs a huge uptick in how many people are paying for the premium account (if thatâs the way their hiding their info) or if thereâs some way that people have discovered to hide their info, or why Iâm seeing the change?

Just wondering...
-Monique

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