LinkedIn group discussions and status updates can be a great place to network, but be careful about disclosing confidential business plans or information to competitors in your industry... the inside view of your business can leave vulnerable to competition.

Some wonder... has LinkedIn become “leaked-in” for businesses?


Written by HeatherStone
891 days ago

Hi Diane,

Maybe I'm overly cautious, but I would just not under any circumstance share anything on social media that I wanted to keep private. Security and privacy settings aside, there is just no way for LinkedIn, Facebook or any other social media site to guarantee your data won't be compromised. What's more, you aren't paying them to secure your data and, if there is a breach, you will be only one of many social media users clamoring for action. Here's a way to adjust your social media strategy. Share only the information you want spread. Social media is really good at that part.

Written by seltzer04
890 days ago

I agree Heather - businesses should really focus on sharing what they want public, but sometimes deeper discussions can lend to sharing more details about your business. Its good to give some insights beyond the press release, but there is definitely a line you need to draw (for yourself and employees). Observing somewhat compromising posts was the inspiration behind this article...

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