It’s evident what has happened here. One of my LinkedIn contacts updated the graduation date from 2012 to 2011. There was no input field to enter the month. Based on this update, LinkedIn thought my friend graduated and triggered an automatic update message in the All Updates section on my home page. Two things that could be improved here. First, providing the month input field, considering so much can change in a year. Second, verifying the update from the user before posting it on the user’s behalf.
In the “All updates” section on the home page, there is no difference in the visual design between the automatic status updates done by LinkedIn and the one done by the users. That makes sense, assuming that LinkedIn verified the automatic suggested update from the user and then posted those on the user’s behalf. But this behavior is not consistent with what’s displayed on the user’s profile page. If the user has posted some update, it shows on the user’s profile.
If LinkedIn posted some automatic update message on bahalf on the user, it’s not displayed on that user’s profile page.
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