Candice 🐝 Galek in beBee in English, LinkedIn, Marketing Founder • Bikini Luxe Jun 22, 2016 · 1 min read · 1.4K

The World's Most Connected People Have Disappeared From LinkedIn

The World's Most Connected People Have Disappeared From LinkedIn

The most connected members of LinkedIn have vanished. What does this mean for you?

Amidst news of LinkedIn being bought by Microsoft, one mystery remains: Where have all of the "Super Connectors" gone? It appears that the website built on making connections might frown upon having too many.

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Wayne Yoshida Jun 24, 2016 · #15

#13 @Candice Galek - Check the backup data -- there should be an XL file called "Contacts" and should include all the e-mail addresses. Phone numbers are not available. What good is a back-up when it is not a true backup? (Rhetorical question . . . . ) This also means we need to make our own data backups from over there. And - this creates a request to beBee Hq - Is there a way to backup the data (Bees and Buzzes) we are plugging into beBee?

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Candice 🐝 Galek Jun 23, 2016 · #14

#6 There response was that "it was a bug" Jim. Pretty incredible bug that has been going on for over a month now if so..

Candice 🐝 Galek Jun 23, 2016 · #13

#5 This is solid advice Wayne, something I did a few months ago and did again recently was backing up my connections. Unfortunately Linkedin does not allow you access to your followers emails. Unless someone knows different?

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Candice 🐝 Galek Jun 23, 2016 · #12

#3 Thank you Franci, it is definitely strange to say the least.. I am hearing reports of others with 2500 connections, 5000 connections also being removed. It is difficult to piece it all together.

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Pamela 🐝 Williams Jun 22, 2016 · #11

In the first few months I was on LI I was receiving those spam connect requests constantly. Being a newbie I didn't know any better until I started reading posts by the Unfluencers (not so named at the time). With a few exceptions the connections that I cared to maintain have at least built a profile on beBee. That is one feature I hope never exists on beBee. No special names if you gather a bunch of followers.

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David B. Grinberg Jun 22, 2016 · #9

Picking up on the excellent point made below by @Wayne Yoshida, it's not just who you know and who knows you -- but who YOU get to know well. Who will help you when the chips are down? Who will give you the proactive push needed to take your career to the next level? Someone may have tens of thousands of contacts, but what good are those contacts if they don't come through when needed and asked?

Thus, to reiterate, make sure you really get to know your VIP contacts well and vice versa. This is best done in-person, face-to-face over coffee, lunch or whatever works for them (not you). Thoughts @Candice Galek?

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Neal Rauhauser Jun 22, 2016 · #8

User removed

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Javier 🐝 CR Jun 22, 2016 · #7

#6 @Jim Murray, @Candice Galek I don't understand why they filter beBee :)