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    Someone please explain LinkedIn to me

    Someone please explain LinkedIn to me

    Apparently Legal Insurrection has a LinkedIn account.  I discovered this tonight.  I must have forgotten about it.

    It’s somewhat spooky, because when I signed in to respond to an invitation, it started suggesting people to me, and these are people I actually knew.  And not just bloggers, but people I had a connection to in the past but whose names never appeared on the blog.

    Someone please explain the purpose of LinkedIn to me, and link me, if that’s the right term (be sure to “like” the Facebook page and follow me on Twitter).  There’s ego at stake here.

    Update 6-23-2011:  Apparently you may need to use an e-mail address for LI’s LinkedIn page to link, use “contact -at- legalinsurrection -dot- com”.


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    kobayashi | June 23, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Dr K – FINRA = Financial Industry Regulatory Authority = The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the self-regulatory agency for stockbrokers in the United States. It sets rules for brokers and hosts most of the arbitrations between investors and brokers. FINRA was created in July 2007 and took over the duties of the old National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD).

    What it means is that “Big Brother is watching, and amazingly is going to make obscene profits as well as inhibiting and intimidating freedom of speech.

    FINRA is among other things what anyone providing financial advice has to register with.

    AH, OK. Thanks for the clarification.

    kobayashi | June 23, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Professor: I just went back into Linkedin and checked the Identity “Legal Insurrection Blog” where I couldn’t find you as “William Jacobson”. Only having the free membership at this time I was asked to upgrade to send “legal Insurrection Blog” a message.

    On the off chance that “Legal Insurrection Blog” is not in fact you, check with [email protected].

    I was already linked to you! Yay! \o/

    jeannebodine | June 23, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Alas it has not helped me after 2 years of funemployment.

    Of course, I don’t think there’s any way of getting around that age thing on a resume. I’ve read all the breezy articles about leaving off the year you graduated and accentuating your accomplishments, not your work history. But really, it just makes people suspicious that you’re older than you actually are. And then there’s the problem that a lot of my “contacts” are also older and many eschew LinkedIn (or are retired or dead!).

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