LinkedIn is meant to be a forum for professional discourse and digital networking. It’s ostensibly the corporate and working worlds’ version of Facebook — create groups, add friends, comment and like, and share your thoughts, all within the confines of “the professional sphere.”

Which is fine, except that the gray space between our professional and personal lives is massive, especially today. Many people form deep friendships with their coworkers; personal matters from the home that can impact work performance are often discussed and addressed in detail at work in an era of transparency; and work matters are often promoted on…

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