Free websites

There are many companies offering free websites, including a domain name and web hosting, but these free offers often have some loopholes which are not very obvious to a company /organization availing of the offer.
Some of these are:
1. Some documentation is required to get the free website.
2. All design inputs are required at the initial stage
3. User interface for inputting designs is not very user friendly
4. The company does not get Control Panel / FTP access
5. There is usually no provision for making changes to the website at a later date.
6. Many free websites do not allow access to webstats
7. There is little clarity on the ownership of the domain name, making it difficult to transfer it.
8. The company may not be able to change name servers for web hosting easily.

Making false allegations

While working with some people, it is noticed that they are very quick to make allegations of non payment without checking with their bank. Then, after a few hours they apologetically confirm receipt of payment. While their employer may use their services for some time, they do not realise that it affects the long term relationship and that the employer is unlikely to assign any important work to them in future.

Lack of privacy

The right to privacy is a fundamental right of every individual, guaranteed by the constitution
If you are a person who values his or her privacy, you will do everything you can to ensure that it is not violated.
When you surf the internet , details of every website you visit may be broadcast to hackers anywhere in the world.
On the other hand, when you read a book or magazine, you can escape the ads stalking you online.

Recognizing talent

No two people are alike, and some individuals are extraordinarily gifted in particular way. In sports, a brilliant sportsperson, who breaks records earns far more than most individuals. Similarly in the legal arena, a top lawyer commands a premium. In engineering, peers and seniors will recognize a brilliant engineer who can come up with optimum solutions.

 However, in some industries, people fail to overcome their prejudices and recognize talent openly, as a result of which the industry suffers.

Online business in India

Starting an online business in India seems to be an attractive proposition superficially but there are several hazards which are never documented anywhere
1. Your emails will be delayed , blocked or disappear without any reason ( mails from useful.in often never reach their destination and incoming mails are intercepted and delayed)
2.  If you start a forum, forum posts by other members will be deleted by hacking or using other illegal means to show that you cannot run or start a forum.
3. If you order things online, many of the items will be rigged to cause you an accident or damage working equipment at home.
4. The text in your outgoing emails will be garbled / modified so that the recipient thinks you cannot write in proper English (  also receive emails from others where the text has been obviously altered). Most people do not realised that an email is a packet of data , which can be altered at any stage as it is transmitted over the internet.
5. False rumours are spread about you and your business, by people who specialize in character assasination.

Content online

Most of the large websites or content networks outsource their content writing to an army of freelance writers and editors , and they have only one criteria – grammar and spelling should be perfect. It does not matter if the same content is available on many other websites in a rehashed format. So the end result is that the content on many websites is very boring to read. A better option is to work with a writer with an original writing style – even though his or her grammar and spelling are far from perfect.

Making assumptions

An easy way to make a decision is to assume things or listen to gossip. It takes time, effort and sometimes money to find out the facts of a particular issue. And if your assumptions are not based on facts, it can create a lot of problems at a later date.

Linkedin.com, Gmail and fake profiles

 Update : The Fake Linkedin profile was finally deleted on July 5, 2011 after filing a consumer complaint with Akosha.com .

As an online publisher, most of the advertising inventory on my websites is sold using advertising networks for the last 5 years and till recently I did not interact directly with any customer for selling advertising. My biggest websites are the work at home websites pcworkathome.in and pcworkathome.net .

Some of my friends persuaded me recently to create a Linkedin profile . Since I have been using the internet extensively for more than 10 years, I have a number of email ids, and as I tried to add a gmail id, I got the message that the id is associated with another Linkedin account. Since I had not authorised anyone to use the id, I logged into the account, checked the profile. I also requested deletion of the account in April 2011, but it is not deleted till date.

The fake profile had been created on August 21, 2006.

What could be the reason a fake profile was created in August 2006?
I had a Google Adsense account since November 2003, but it was only in August 2006 that I encashed the first check from Google Adsense which exceeded than Rs 150000. My bank records show that the Google Adsense cheque encashed in August 2006 was for Rs 176496.67 , in September 2006 for Rs 152120.05 , October 2006 for Rs 192161.65 and similar amounts subsequently. In November 2008, my websites suddenly did not comply with Google’s “webmaster guidelines” and my Adsense account was disabled.

One of the reasons could be to force me to sell my work at home websites. In 2006, the Google Adsense checks were processed at Google Ireland and whenever I make any changes in my website , some of the first visitors are from Ireland as per the web statistics . My websites cater primarily to Asian, US , Canadian visitors, so why are visitors from Ireland monitoring my website closely.

I have business account with Linkedin.com and raised a support request #110621-005718 more than a week ago requesting deletion of the fake profile, but no one from Linkedin.com has bothered to reply . I have nothing to hide and can provide any details required, but no one from Linkedin has contacted me till date. Why is Linkedin.com protecting the fake profile created by a gang of identity thieves ? Linkedin.com claims to have more than 10 million profiles in India (http://press.linkedin.com/834/linkedin-reaches-10-million-members-india), but how many of these are fake profiles created by scammers ?

All the above information is factually correct and can be supported by relevant proof.

Linkedin.com
Hari Krishnan
Country Manager at LinkedIn India,
Location : Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
http://in.linkedin.com/in/harivk

LinkedIn Chief Executive Jeff Weiner
http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffweiner08