I am seriously considering shutting down my LinkedIn account.
I just saw someone boast on LI that they had 30,000 connections.
Excuse me? How could you possibly know, and have worked with, 30,000 people?
The original premise of LI was that people who had worked with each other would connect, and vouch for each other. Or at least acknowledge that they’d worked together.
It’s completely debased. It’s now Facebook with a resume.
Another numbers game.
And LI is driving this debasement. Every time you accept a “connection” these days, it pops up dozens, if not hundreds, of other suggested connections. It wants to mine your email address books, if you let it.
I was wondering when I would see a cat photo on LInkedIn.
Today was the day.
Sigh . . .