I didn’t either, until I met with some LinkedIn folks last year.
Sure, you want to stay connected with your contacts. But some connections like to post a lot of updates. (Meanwhile, what is “a lot?” I post to LinkedIn several times a week, so I could be deemed “a lot.” It’s all subjective, isn’t it? So this post should really help.)
The problem is, you still want to stay connected.
You don’t want to un-friend them overtly, right?
The solution? THE HIDE BUTTON!
Click the “Home” button on your LinkedIn profile.
This is your newsfeed; information pumped to you from your connections, companies you follow, etc.
Hover over a status update and you’ll see the word “hide” appear in the right corner of the contact’s update frame.
Click “hide” (if you dare), and watch their updates disappear from your newsfeed.
The beauty? You’ve not deleted the offending obsessive status updater from your list of contacts. Instead, you’ve cleaned up your newsfeed from too many posts from the same person.
The downside is that you won’t see ANY of that contact’s updates unless you visit his or her profile page directly. A shame, because many prolific posters can offer lots of insightful newsfeed items. Plus, I’m not sure how to un-hide contacts (there must be a way), so be certain that hiding them is what you want to do.
If you know about “un-hiding” contacts, or have other related tips, share them here!
Until next time!