Would YOU Endorse Me? | A LinkedIn Controversy

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Would YOU Endorse Me? A LinkedIn Controversy

No, I'm not asking you to.

You can, of course, if you wish and feel it's deserved, but that's not the point. 

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If you are on LinkedIn (you are, aren't you? It's your on-line professional resume. If you're not you'd better get there), you no doubt know about recommendations. You likely have some, and probably have shared a few as well. 

  • You can request that someone endorse you, perhaps with the hope they will reciprocate
  • Or you can be proactive and recommend someone without them asking (how cool is that?

Are you Linked In?According to LinkedIn, "A Recommendation is a comment written by a LinkedIn user to advocate a colleague, business partner, or provider of a professional service including service providers who are not LinkedIn." 

Who doesn't like to get a recommendation that will be in the public eye?! We all like to be endorsed by others, don't we? 

But what happens when you get a request, such as the one I got today... "Will you endorse me?" It was from someone I have connected with - I know the company, have seen this person on-line, but admittedly do not know them well enough to feel that I can truly endorse them. No offense, I just don't have the info to be specific and heart-felt. 

There are plenty of folks I know who I could endorse but simply have not done so. My bad, since I don't have a good excuse. But they deserve it and I would recommend them without reservation.

Would you endorse someone who asks if you don't know them well, or perhaps not at all, other than the fact that you have connected on-line? 

Do you make recommendations in order to, perhaps, get one in return? 

Do you ask people to recommend you, even if you don't truly know them?

  

Is this age of the Internet and social media, where on-testimonials, likes, friending, and being connected are so highly prized, one has to wonder...are these attributions and connections becoming diluted? 

Do people take them seriously or is it becoming part of the social media game?

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Paul Gapski
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Great informative post, very useful.... I think we all need to incorporate linked in to our business plan and hopefully we all get a few more deals in.

March 25, 2011 11:47 AM
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Maureen McCabe
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Intresting,  I got an identical comment to #60 on an old LinkedIn post.  Not as old as this old but old...  wonder if he does the same thing on LinkedIn, cutting and pasting in a generic comment?   

January 22, 2013 02:07 PM
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Jeff Dowler CRS
Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
Solutions Real Estate

Maureen

Interesting indeed. Seems to me I have seen this exact comment before, at least once. Comment copying is alive and well.

Jeff

January 22, 2013 02:18 PM
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Maureen McCabe
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He did YouTube the day before... I assume the same comment on about 10 posts.  I see Paul stopped by here too.  He uses the same strategy or whomever pastes comments in for him does, topics.  He had a day that he's left the same generic comment on 10 posts about snow.  Or one day he did all  sidewalks posts, same comment.   

January 22, 2013 02:26 PM
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Brien Berard
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At this point, unless it is a written endorsement that is genuine, I don't take a Linkedin endorsement seriously.

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