LinkedIn and the WSU identity crisis. #fail

There are quite a few WSU’s out there, Wayne State University (where I am from), Washington State University, Wichita State University, Wright State University, etc. So referencing WSU on the web doesn’t always work.

Today I received a LinkedIn invitation from someone I did not know in person. So I checked out her profile and got down to a reference to Wayne State University. I simply scrolled my mouse over the title and this pop-up appeared:

WSU Fail

The pop-up is a normal action of LinkedIn but the content is completely wrong. They mixed up Washington State and Wayne State!

I cannot tell which university is correct, my guess is Wayne State since their other positions have been in Michigan. Being a programmer at heart I try to analyze how this could possibly happen in my head but the only reason I continue to come up with is lazy programming.

I wonder how many other LinkedIn blunders are out there.

One reply on “LinkedIn and the WSU identity crisis. #fail”

  1. Yeah… we have that problem in South Carolina with some other stupid university called USC! Can you imagine that another school besides the University of South Carolina would use those initials?

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