LinkedIn adds a touch of profile voyeurism

Linkedin_stalkerI logged on to LinkedIn a few minutes ago to respond to some add requests.  And I happened to notice a small panel just above the fold on my home page titled "Who has viewed my profile?"

Remember that you see and are seen.  Wisely, LinkedIn allows you to control the visibility level

OK, so 12 people viewed my profile in the past week.  So…?  Not sure what practical use this is for a user besides an ego boost (or not).  Maybe it depends on how you use your network?

Read more on the official LinkedIn blog.  If anyone can offer a tip or two on practical uses of this feature, I’m all ears.