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Comment 100 Million, Really? (Score 1) 69

I need to do a sanity check on your numbers. The U.S. population is just over 300 million, including all ages, jobs, employed, unemployed, retired, disabled, imprisoned, with or without internet, etc. Out of this entire number, you are claiming that 1/3 are on linked in? That would mean that the majority of people that have jobs, have a LinkedIn account and I find that very hard to believe.

Comment Happens all the time... (Score 4, Insightful) 277

I have been doing web work for a decade, and I can tell you this happens all the time. In fact, older employees in marketing have told me horror stories about 800 numbers and mailing addresses that were never set up, misprinted, or never updated.

I always tell clients that they should set up emails that describe the job/function, like and, and make sure that those emails go to a distribution list that goes to at least two people.

You wouldn't believe how often critical accounts and webforms are only accessible with the email addresses of Sally the Secretary or William the Webmaster. When they leave, no one knows there is a problem, until it is a big problem.

Comment Government or Corporation (Score 1) 152

It's only a matter of time until a private company provides this service.

I thought of doing this years ago.

At the time, I imagined paying people to install cameras in vehicles, and selling access to the database to law enforcement, employers, spouses, etc. Now, that probably isn't necessary. The company could just scan the millions of photos and videos that are posted publicly every day.

If some company isn't already experimenting with this, I would be amazed.

In the end, this will be done, either by the government or a company; probably both.

You don't have to know how the computer works, just how to work the computer.