Linkedin to limit number of groups you can be a member of

Apparently if you belong to more than 50 or more groups on Linkedin you might have received an email like this.

Users will be limited to 50 groups that they can belong to.

We are also at this time making some changes to the user-created groups we host. These changes include adding a limit to the number of user-created groups any LinkedIn member may be part of at one time. Currently we are setting that limit at membership in 50 (fifty) user-created groups.

You are currently a member of xx groups. Please take the time before this limit goes into place on August 14, 2008, to choose which groups you would like to maintain. To remove yourself from a group, go to the My Groups page and click the word “Settings” next to the group you wish to leave. At the bottom of the settings page click the text “Leave this group.”

So Linkedin apparently has decided to clamp down on the number of groups. I guess because they were finding that being a member of many groups made people connect with others in the group without using Linkedin’s ridiculously priced inmail service – and also to opt out of Premium membership.

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Gautam is a HR professional interested in how emerging technologies are impacting work, careers and organizations.

Posted on August 5, 2008, in networking, online. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

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