Add comment March 18th, 2012
I have been exploring the use of several analysis applications that could access my LinkedIn account, my twitter account, and my GMAIL account. They want to help me leverage private information that requires my account password.
So far so good, except that LinkedIn, Twitter, and Gmail don’t appear to have any provision for just granting read only access. So if I want to use one of these analytic services I also have to grant them the ability to update my LinkedIn profile, tweet using my identity, and send e-mail using my identity. I haven’t been comfortable allowing write access.
If there is a way to do this please leave a comment. The closest I have been able to come is to take advantage of a LinkedIn feature that allows me to create a private RSS feed for announcements that I receive from my connections.