I read an article a few months ago that criticized Linkedin's format when you update information in your profile. It had something to do with the implied perception that you have recently changed jobs when there was no actual change of employer. I have worked for a decent sized international O&G company (30k employees) for the past 10 yrs. My division was sold earlier this year with our new brand name recently created and announced. I need to update my profile to remove the old company. If possible, I'd like to avoid the linkedin auto message to all of my contacts to "congratulate lsu99 on their new job" since I haven't actually changed jobs. I also want to avoid the perception that I'm job hopping if I decide to look for a new job in the near future due to upcoming changes.