Limits to LinkedIn Groups
Discussion started by Karen Mardahl , on 13 June 04:49 PM

Many STC groups are creating LinkedIn groups as one of their communication channels. Just tonight I learned that there is a limit of 50 groups in LinkedIn. I didn't know that and wanted to share. Theoretically, there are a number of STC LinkedIn groups you could join. Then there are all the non-STC LinkedIn groups out there. I wonder if some members could hit a limit that they didn't expect.

Perhaps some have a LinkedIn offering that they could easily merge with another?

Anyway, it's good to have a warning that there is a limit.

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Rick Sapir
That I don't know. :-(

My main idea was that you can "circumvent" the maximum of 50 groups, if you participate (without joining) an "open" group.
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 10:16
 
Karen Mardahl
Thanks, Rick. I know about those things, but do they change the ceiling of 50 for those groups that you do actually join and don't just "look at"?
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 16:19
 
Rick Sapir
However, if you make your group "open" then *anyone* (even non-members) can view the discussions and subscribe to the RSS. And, I believe, there is an option to allow non-members to post/participate, too.

See http://learn.linkedin.com/groups/#open-groups for details.

-R

Tuesday, 14 June 2011 09:28
 
Karen Mardahl
Gah! And I call myself a communicator. Sorry! I should have said "the maximum number of groups you can join is 50".
I had invited someone to a group, but she had to unsubscribe from another group to join mine because she had reached her limit.
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 00:09
 
Ben Woelk
Karen,
I'm not sure what you mean? Do you mean no more than 50 subgroups under the main Society for Technical Communication group? Most of the chapter groups aren't under that umbrella.

Do you mean that you're allowed to join no more than 50 groups?
Ben
Monday, 13 June 2011 22:27