Brett Cannon <brett@...> writes:
Looks like I was wrong and what you can hide is your organization
memberships. As for the job profile, it basically shows job posting in your news feed. Details on both options can be found at https://help.github.com/categories/user-accounts/
Ok, thanks. But this means that GitHub already *is* in the job/recruiting business. They start small with a news feed, at some point the feed will become targeted, after that -- once people (esp. age group 14-18) get used to it -- they can get even more "creative".
Additionally, they strongly encourage a single user account both for work and volunteer projects, so they have a perfect history of every developer's activities.
I don't care if they have been profitable by selling private repos on a small/medium scale, the direction they're heading in is quite clear:
Get people (esp. young ones) to work for free on OSS projects using gamification, cute icons, "social" coding, and a fake hero-of-work ethos fueled by "longest streak" statistics. When these people are ready to enter the job market, they can <euphemism>be brought in contact with</euphemism> employers.