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Why LinkedIn sucks and why I hate it

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Linkedin sucks! Have you heard of LinkedIn? An American social networking site particularly created for career and business professionals to connect is a simple definition for LinkedIn. It was launched on May 5, 2003. LinkedIn operates through the website and mobile apps. A lot of professional’s success stories and achievements are famous all over the internet using LinkedIn. LinkedIn is about building a strategic relationship not rather making mere friends. Till 2015, most of the companies revenue was from recruiters and sales professionals who were having access to information about the members on LinkedIn. LinkedIn was selling the information to them. However, since 2016, Microsoft succeeded in taking over LinkedIn.

As of 2015, most of the company’s revenue came from selling access to information about its members to recruiters and sales professionals. Since December 2016, it has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsoft.

How LinkedIn works?

  • Firstly, LinkedIn is a valuable method for career and business professionals to connect.
  • Secondly, it helps in obtaining resources and support.
  • Thirdly, it helps in building healthy relationships with potential customers, clients, and partners.
  • Besides, it also helps job seekers to post their CVs and employers in posting jobs.
  • Also, it is very beneficial and perfect for:-
  1. Freelancers.
  2. Home-based business owners.
  3. Telecommuters.
  4. Short-term work providers.
  5. Long-term work providers.
  6. Part-time job seekers.
  • For all of them, LinkedIn is support in building business and careers.
  • Besides, LinkedIn also helps its customers to stay connected to the outside world.

Creating an account on LinkedIn

  • Firstly, sign Up for a LinkedIn profile by giving the necessary details.
  • Secondly, one can either opt for a free or a paid account.
  • Thirdly, then create your professional profile which includes
  1. Basics of resume.
  2. A summary of yourself.
  3. Contact information.
  4. Options to link your websites or blogs.
  5. About your previous employers.
  6. Published books.
  7. Notable projects.
  8. Finally, a professional picture.
  • Fourthly, always focus on a benefit-oriented profile.
  • Finally, publish your profile once complete and start looking for ‘connections’.

Linkedin sucks

Does Linkedin suck? Nowadays, we use to read a lot of reviews that Linkedin sucks.  Is Linkedin worthless? What happened to Linkedin? As per the reviews on the internet new policies of linked in were the result of people losing faith in Linkedin. People hate the new policies of Linkedin. Why I hate Linkedin? Some of the main reasons are as follows:-

  • Firstly, oversharing is a promotion of Linkedin these days.
  1. More than professional use people starts using Linkedin like Fb. 
  2. They use to post anything and everything not even connected to any professional matter
  3. It makes people checking bored and Linkedin sucks.
  • Secondly, Linkedin is vulnerable to information and data breaches.
  1. After Facebook Linkedin has second place in data breaches.
  2. Recently about 500 million user’s data were taken by hackers on Linkedin.
  3. Besides, this data was for sale on a popular hacking website.
  • Thirdly, professional mistakes are Linkedin to public displays.
  1. Professional mistakes made on your profile are visible to all.
  2. This tells why I hate LinkedIn, Linkedin sucks.
  • Fourthly, connections are not made in real-time.
  1. The responses from the connections are very late.
  2. A long waiting time even taking months for a single response.
  3. You have to spend a lot of time on Linkedin to start a conversation.

Why I hate Linkedin

  • Also, nowadays, Linkedin supports tons of spam messages.
  1. We get illegitimate contact requests.
  2. Fake job offers are another type of spam.
  3. Scammers use fake job offers to steal the data of customers.
  4. Advance fee job offers can make customers lose their money.
  • Further, confusing for new users of Linkedin.
  1. The Linkedin page is not intuitive for new users.
  2. It leaves a lot of first-time users in doubt or confused.
  3. The multi-person icons are confusing.
  4. Connections are not so easily available for new users,
  • Also, less interactivity level as we compare with other networks.
  1. Why Linkedin sucks?
  2. One of the main reasons for Linkedin sucks is the interactivity level of Linkedin.
  3. The interactivity level of Linkedin is very poor comparing with other platforms.
  4. They have to make it more user-friendly to avoid confusion.
  • Additionally, advertising is very much expensive.
  1. Advertising is very expensive on Linkedin.
  2. The main reason I hate Linkedin.
  3. Linkedin gives an advertising option with bidding.
  • Finally, no guarantee on an official niche of a person whom we strive to connect with.
  1. Further, no users have any guarantee on the niche of the one getting connected.
  2. Also, no cross-checks are there to confirm this authenticity.
  3. Anyone giving any details will be updated on Linkedin.

Therefore, all these above points tell that why Linkedin is bad. As a result, simply telling, Linkedin sucks.

Why I hate Linkedin?

  • Firstly, receiving a lot of Linkedin spam notifications and emails.
  • Secondly, others know that I am reading their messages.
  • Thirdly, Linkedin notifies colleagues’ work anniversary.
  • Fourthly, show exactly who visited their profile.
  • Also, misleading Linkedin dialogues
  • Again, you cannot block people you dislike on Linkedin.
  • Additionally, spams the mailbox of your contact also.
  • Finally, Linkedin email servicing asking login after every message you sent.

Linkedin sucks! Receiving a lot of spam notifications and emails were the main reasons that made Linkedin sucks for me. I hate Linkedin. I do not know why people are sending me requests even though they have no connection with my profession. However, if unknowingly an accepted request will make you feel arrogant as they post a pic of cats and dogs. There is no clear benefit to social networking here on Linkedin. 

One will get upset when you see that the sender of Linkedin is having a notification that someone is reading your message and will also notify them that you are typing something. If there was a way for opting out of this feature the first person to remove it will be me. There must be n option to block someone whom you do not like on Linkedin. Till such an option will be available, people will shout Linkedin sucks.

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