28 March 2020

Be ready for what is coming on LinkedIn, or don’t

Cheyenne MacDonald, writing on Input about the upcoming big feature on LinkedIn: stories. The title of the article really says it all: Nobody wants Stories on their LinkedIn feed, but she gets right to the point when she describes what is coming:

LinkedIn Stories inevitably promise to bring well-manicured, painfully corporate video clips to your feed as a way to mix up the approach to networking.

When there is a conversation about LinkedIn, I always make the same joke: the first thing I would do if I ever win big at the lottery is to delete my LinkedIn account, and only then I would tell my wife.

Of course LinkedIn is great at what it does: connecting people looking for a job with people looking for an employee. I found my current job on LinkedIn. I found my previous job on LinkedIn, and I will probably find the next one on LinkedIn too.

Outside of sharing profiles and job offers, I find the rest of it either useless, obnoxious, or downright pretentious. I’m sure some people enjoy the news feed, the groups, or even Pulse, and I may be the one missing out on something. My loss. I can only hope that LinkedIn stories will only be a thing on the mobile app, which I don’t have installed on my phone.


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