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2/25/2014
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LinkedIn Block User Feature: What It Means

To combat online stalking, new LinkedIn feature lets you block specific individuals. Here's how it affects your account.

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Alison_Diana
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Alison_Diana,
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2/26/2014 | 3:27:57 PM
Outrage Answered
There was a lot of outrage among a small group of LinkedIn users who said they had been stalked, in part via LinkedIn, and this feature should eliminate that issue for them. I read many of these stories on the LI group Rihtar formed, and some were heartbreaking. Delighted LI finally put this into place -- although like everyone here, unsure why it took so long since most social networks have this capability. I can't imagine being stalked by a stranger through a business networking site. Whereas I could and would leave Facebook, leaving LI would damage my ability to do my job. And I'd resent it, as it's the person who's not in the wrong who's being penalized by being forced to leave. 
Drew Conry-Murray
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2/26/2014 | 9:42:00 AM
Re: No brainer
I agree, this seems like a no-brainer. I wonder why it took so long to have it added.
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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2/25/2014 | 4:36:58 PM
No brainer
This kind of option seems like a no-brainer. Some people would ask, what held LinkedIn back from offering this sooner?
Marilyn Cohodas
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2/25/2014 | 4:32:17 PM
Re: Your LinkedIn issues?
I'm with you Kristin. I find it annoying when people who don't know me recommend me for some professional skill but I don't feel abused by LinkedIn. The social and promotional spam I get in my gmail inbox is much worse. At least Googel separates it now from my "primary" mail so I can ignore it!
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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2/25/2014 | 1:30:29 PM
Your LinkedIn issues?
Have you had a situation where a blocking feature on LinkedIn would have come in handy? I've been bombarded before with annoying pitches from sales reps, but never to the extent that some people have experienced.
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