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Why You Shouldn’t Hide Your LinkedIn Connections

You Are DumpedControlling 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.


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 »