LinkedIn had stated in March that 1 billion endorsements were given on its popular professional networking site. It had created quite a stir and most of it on the negative side. People were unhappy about receiving endorsements from all and sundry. Some called it a spam and even questioned its existence.
Till now, these endorsements were visible on the profiles once they were given and the recipients used to get an email on the same. However, starting yesterday LinkedIn is now asking for your confirmation to make them visible on the profile pages (as shown in the image below).
In a blog LinkedIn had given some big numbers: More than 50 million endorsements per week, 18 million people had given endorsements and it even stated that profile visibility had increased 4 times with endorsements. Strategic Planning, Customer Service, MS Office, Project Management, Recruiting, Public Speaking, Business Development, Marketing Strategy, Telecommunications, Social Media were the Top 10 endorsements in its report.