[Baypiggies] LinkedIn professional networking may be useful for BayPIGgies

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Dec 12 20:36:45 CET 2005

My experience with LinkedIn is mixed.

While they have a large user base (which makes them attractive), I
found their security aproach lacking -- for example they store your
password in cleartext and will happily mail it back to you when you
click on the "forgot password" link. (Well I complained to the highest
level of VP about that so they may have fixed that one by now.)

I'm also not sure what benefit I get from it.


On 12/12/05, Stephen McInerney <spmcinerney at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Several people had mentioned at previous meetings they wanted
> a directory of members' interests.
> One possible mechanism might be LinkedIn.com professional network.
> You can list BayPIGgies membership in "My Profile->Groups and associations"
> Privacy and antispam features are very strong. Your contacts are not visible
> except to people you have approved. However any career or professional
> interests you list are searchable, which is exactly what you want.
> People who are interested in contacting you can request to have their
> message approved to be forwarded you via the chain of people between them
> and you. It's very good, check it out. Contact me if you want an invite and
> we know each other.
> Regards,
> Stephen
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