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  1. wfeigenson says

    Neal, what you describe definitely goes on at LI. But some of it could be due to browser settings. I use Firefox, with many add-ons. I once used a neat utility that let me remove anything from a webpage – great to get rid of some of the more obnoxious Yahoo ads. Eventually, I started noticing that other web pages were “broken.” Took out the add-on, and then had to manually remove all the stuff it left behind. That made FF much faster and fixed the broken pages.

    Are you using FF?

    -walt

  2. wfeigenson says

    Neal, what you describe definitely goes on at LI. But some of it could be due to browser settings. I use Firefox, with many add-ons. I once used a neat utility that let me remove anything from a webpage – great to get rid of some of the more obnoxious Yahoo ads. Eventually, I started noticing that other web pages were “broken.” Took out the add-on, and then had to manually remove all the stuff it left behind. That made FF much faster and fixed the broken pages.

    Are you using FF?

    -walt

  3. Neal Schaffer says

    Hey Walt,

    Thanks for your comment. I used to work for a browser vendor (http://www.espial.com), so I can honestly say that this does not appear to be a browser issue. The friend that couldn’t see the Service Provider Directory but could see the People You May Want to Invite was the same person, and he was using IE. I am using Chrome. I actually just went to LI again and tried it on my own IE, but alas same results. It is interesting that you are getting different results with FF which may partially explain some of this, but I don’t think that is enough to explain away the issue. Agree?

    - Neal

  4. wfeigenson says

    Sure sounds like it’s not a browser problem. So much for easy answers…

    BTW, at one point whenever I went to my home page, it would load and immediately open a new page with one of the right column components. That was really annoying, and it was definitely related to my FF configuration. It’s ok now.

  5. wfeigenson says

    Sure sounds like it’s not a browser problem. So much for easy answers…

    BTW, at one point whenever I went to my home page, it would load and immediately open a new page with one of the right column components. That was really annoying, and it was definitely related to my FF configuration. It’s ok now.

  6. Neal Schaffer says

    I can see how the browser issue could be the root to some of your problems! I definitely don’t have any of those issues with Chrome…it’s clean and fast, although it doesn’t have the extensions that you probably love about Firefox…

  7. inna says

    Dear Neal,
    I use FF on my mac, and all seems to be fine.
    I don’t pay.
    I’d wish they improve LI / some LI features, though I always had a recommends, no ‘annoying pages’ /some of ex. that u mentioned, I need to check others/
    Warm regards, II.

  8. inna says

    Dear Neal,
    I use FF on my mac, and all seems to be fine.
    I don’t pay.
    I’d wish they improve LI / some LI features, though I always had a recommends, no ‘annoying pages’ /some of ex. that u mentioned, I need to check others/
    Warm regards, II.

  9. Neal Schaffer says

    Thanks for the comment Inna…and glad to hear it works well for you using FF on Mac. The thing is I don’t have issues on Google Chrome, only with LinkedIn…

  10. says

    Neal,

    The Service Provider section used to be one of the main 4 Links on LinkedIn … People, Jobs, Answers & Service Providers. When they added the Companies section they simply placed Service Providers under it.

    I viewed this at the time as a big guy vs. small guy value statement form LinkedIn. Companies initially were added by LinkedIn and tended to be larger companies. The Service Providers section is made up of a bunch of categories that are represented more by self employed individuals.

    I think it’s a valuable part of LinkedIn but unfortunately it goes unnoticed by many users.

  11. says

    Neal,

    The Service Provider section used to be one of the main 4 Links on LinkedIn … People, Jobs, Answers & Service Providers. When they added the Companies section they simply placed Service Providers under it.

    I viewed this at the time as a big guy vs. small guy value statement form LinkedIn. Companies initially were added by LinkedIn and tended to be larger companies. The Service Providers section is made up of a bunch of categories that are represented more by self employed individuals.

    I think it’s a valuable part of LinkedIn but unfortunately it goes unnoticed by many users.

  12. Neal Schaffer says

    Hey Sean,

    Thanks for stopping by and for including some historical background on the issue. I never really noticed it until recently, but it is clear that although LinkedIn is always in a constant state of flux, they are definitely favoring big companies over the small guy. I agree that the concept of Service Providers is a great one, but to this day I still cannot view the information ;-( Bummer….

    - Neal

  13. Neal Schaffer says

    Hey Walt,

    Thanks for your comment. I used to work for a browser vendor (http://www.espial.com), so I can honestly say that this does not appear to be a browser issue. The friend that couldn’t see the Service Provider Directory but could see the People You May Want to Invite was the same person, and he was using IE. I am using Chrome. I actually just went to LI again and tried it on my own IE, but alas same results. It is interesting that you are getting different results with FF which may partially explain some of this, but I don’t think that is enough to explain away the issue. Agree?

    - Neal

  14. Neal Schaffer says

    I can see how the browser issue could be the root to some of your problems! I definitely don’t have any of those issues with Chrome…it’s clean and fast, although it doesn’t have the extensions that you probably love about Firefox…

  15. Neal Schaffer says

    Thanks for the comment Inna…and glad to hear it works well for you using FF on Mac. The thing is I don’t have issues on Google Chrome, only with LinkedIn…

  16. Neal Schaffer says

    Hey Sean,

    Thanks for stopping by and for including some historical background on the issue. I never really noticed it until recently, but it is clear that although LinkedIn is always in a constant state of flux, they are definitely favoring big companies over the small guy. I agree that the concept of Service Providers is a great one, but to this day I still cannot view the information ;-( Bummer….

    - Neal

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