LinkedIn is a business platform to connect with great people, right? And these 3 guys from the pic above are smart, but 2 of them did a great job for social media 18 years ago and 1 of them made a great turnaround of Microsoft, and now? Did you become lazy or just horny for even more profit during the last 2 years? Has Microsoft to try to get the money back they invested in the acquisition of LinkedIn via stupid ads and content?
What is the status-quo of LinkedIn?
"It has become a 2nd Facebook-Gram and company advertising platform and this really, really, (sorry guys) SUCKS! :-)."
Maybe it would be an idea to have a paid account, where I just see relevant info, that really matters, no boring old school info an I am sure AI could do this if we just let AI do. So, I want to go deeper into the topic, because some would think, I do not know how to handle my #LinkedIn account and therefore I see so much bullshit every day, maybe you can help me if I have missed something.
On the other side, these 3 points are a chance to be creative again and disconnect from here or find a solution on how to handle your contacts that matter. In daily business, I use this here as a contact pool and after personal contact, these contacts get part of my CRM and paper address book.
Maybe #LinkedIn will be in some years just interesting for new bees without any contacts and if you get older and your network bigger, you can disconnect and switch to your own blog and website only. Business and networks exist for more than 2.000 years and I imagine the times in the late 90ties when headhunters were a bit like the mystic-holy-grail-keepers with their own databases and networks before social media came up and I liked this time and also the slip box with your contacts in a mad men style, ;-) where also no one asked for GDPR. :-p
Greetings from Vienna and enjoy your weekend!
Picture Source: http://fortune.com/2016/12/23/microsoft-linkedin-wish-list/
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