Controlling the visibility of your connections is an option LinkedIn offers. I discovered this when I scanned the connections of an existing LinkedIn contact and found them hidden, except for the few connections we shared.
Why would I be scanning this guy’s connections? For new connections, of course. Scanning someone’s connections is like going to a networking event at his home or office.
The reverse is true when someone scans your connections; you’re inviting them into your social world – in LinkedIn’s case – your professional world. That’s what social media platforms are all about – connecting through others.
WHY HIDE YOUR LINKEDIN CONNECTIONS?
So hiding your connections from your LinkedIn contacts is the equivalent of inviting your friends to a networking event, but telling them to sit in a closed room where they can only talk to people that you both know. Who needs that? Read more
Mindie Burgoyne is a writer, speaker and trainer on marketing for small business. By day she works for the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, and in her off-time she writes, speaks and trains on the uses of social media in marketing and how to maximize travel fun off the beaten path. She is an avid Baltimore Ravens fan leads tours to Ireland every year with her husband, Dan Burgoyne. Mindie and Dan have six children, eight grandchildren and three furry dogs. They make their home on Maryland's Eastern Shore.