Don't break your privacy on LinkedIn!

posted Jun 24, 2017, 12:25 PM by Niels Jensen   [ updated Jul 11, 2017, 11:49 PM ]
LinkedIn protect your privacy by not directly exposing your email adress in discussion groups such as HSEQ Professionals, which has more than 130,000 members currently. However, lately some group members have promoted rather simple excel templates they have created in this group. These post look like the one in the picture on the right (identifying information have been removed using GIMP). Group members are promised an Excel template for creating a funnel chart, if they respond to the post with their email adress. It appear, that most of the persons responding to the post replied with either a gmail or yahoo account.

However, generally LinkedIn is quite good at not showing people your email adress. But by posting your email adress in a response to  post, then you break the privacy, which LinkedIn is attempting to create. Similarly LinkedIn protect you from receiving messages form members you are not connected with.

If one google either "how to create funnel chart in excel" or "how to create funnel chart in google sheet" then one get links to numerous posts with instruction on how to create such charts. So I wonder if HSE professionals are so internet illiterate, that they are unable to find simple things on the internet, such as instructions on how to create certain charts? I how that is only the case for the minority 0.15% who responded to the post shown here.Here is a link to a 3 minute video on YouTube, which shows you how to make a funnel chart in Excell:

Tot the left is another of the same programmers contributions. An audit tracking chart. It shows open, closed and total audits per department, i.e. three barts for what could better be shown on a single stacked barchart. So again, you are better off creating your own charts for reporting HSE data, than giving this programmer your email.
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