LinkedIn birthdays – one of its best uses for the social network

linkedin_logo_11I like Facebook‘s functions for birthdays a lot. I can synchronize it automatically with Google Calendar, and I can set Google Calendar to send me an email prior to the event. Great functionality.

Unfortunately, LinkedIn is much more restrictive, and not only it doesn’t send me notifications of birthdays (or shows me the list of following birthdays), but also isn’t allowing exporting to an application like Google Calendar.

Here’s where LinkedIn Birthday Reminders comes along. The application, in a few simple steps, allows you to download the data in a format which can then be later imported into Google Calendar. I find it very effective.

The use? Telling people “Happy birthday” is a great way to stay in touch. Also, some people don’t display their birthday on Facebook, but do so on LinkedIn, and you’ll have an advantage if you use this.


Note: Also see the Yahoo! Group on which I present similar issues:IMRo. To join, email imro-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and reply to the confirmation email.

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3 Comments

  • simon

    25 October 2013 - 10:38

    Hello, It doesn’t work for me.

    Is it normal ?

    Simon

  • Olivian Breda

    25 October 2013 - 10:41

    Hello,

    Simon,

    I still use this software to this day. To me, it works.

    There’s a link to contact the creator of the software on the page.

  • Jerry Aulenbach

    22 January 2014 - 09:35

    Linkedin removed the ability to collect birthdays. Stupid move, if you ask me. Maybe if enough of us complain about it here they will reverse the decision. http://help.linkedin.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3

    -Jerry

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