How to Leave a Linked In Group

I found that the instructions found on LinkedIn via this Google search are all wrong, I’m assuming due to a site redesign since all of those questions were answer.

Try the following instead:

  • Log in [of course]
  • Click on Groups along the top row:

  • Click the name of the group you want to leave.
  • Click More… below the group title

  • Click “My Settings” in the drop-down

  • Click “Leave Group” at the bottom of the page – what I’ve been looking for. Almost.

I just searched on “twitter” and “threads” in google. What I found was Simple, huh?

It’s not 100% what I had envisioned: My vision was probably something more like expandable threading by author sorted by date of most recent update. The TwitterThreads version looks like it shows all posts that you’d normally see if you were following someone, but limited to a single day’s posts.

This is pretty much what I wanted to build, with a few additional features… Other things I thought of were [+]/[-] Expand/Collapse functionality, an option to configure the number of days shown, and read/unread functionality of some sort.

There is also a mobile TwitterThreads site. On my ancient Treo 650, this is a beautifully elegant and simple interface. It may become my new twitter interface on my phone.

Something both interfaces are missing are direct links to “reply-to” and “favorite” individual tweets. I was also a little disappointed that the timestamp link on each tweet went to the person’s home instead of direct linking to the tweet on Twitter. This makes the lack of reply-to and favorite functionality more of an issue for me. If the timestamp had linked to the individual tweet, I could reply-to or favorite through the Twitter web interface.

Overall, I am still thrilled to see that someone has implemented this idea. Like any programmer geek, I would have liked to be the first, but I wouldn’t really have made the time to throw something like this together.

Reading List by Amazon

It looks like LinkedIn has found a way to make itself relevant for day-to-day use… The Amazon Readling List provides a way for you to post what you’re currently reading, want to read, or have read. You can also see the contents of other people’s reading lists–in your network, in your industry, or all recent updates. Your reading list will automatically appear on your LinkedIn Home and Profile pages.

So far, I only have one book listed. I’ll probably start adding to this reading list from my Safari bookshelf list, and all the various other lists that I’ve been compiling over the last couple of years.

You can get to my LinkedIn profile at

Reading List Application full view:

On your LinkedIn Home:

On your LinkedIn Profile:

Adding from featured applications page.

The trouble with Twitter

The Trouble with Twitter

The trouble with social networking… (see The Social Brain Hypothesis, page 184, column 3)

British anthropologist Robin Dunbar […] noted in 1992 that humans—like other primates—can handle only 150 relationships. If we try to add many more connections, our little brains get overloaded.

The conclusion from a ballpark example…

Thus Twitter has a real value of $12.26 per user. Compare that with Facebook, which has a perceived value of $300 a user—or at least it did last year, when Microsoft purchased its 1.6% stake for $240 million and the site had 50 million users.

Even with this example, there is the difficulty of inserting the ads… In messages? On the front end interface?