Few thoughts on LinkedIn

I have been using LinkedIn more in the past few weeks. This is mostly due to some freed up time since I stopped using Facebook. Here are few thoughts:

  • LinkedIn is becoming a magnet for low quality content published by self centered narcissists trying to hack the network and gain visibility by publishing such content. It is rare to find good quality content on LinkedIn.
  • The network is full of spammers and scammers getting themselves more visibility by making use of desperate people searching for a job. I am surprised LinkedIn hasn’t addressed this problem although the solutions are easy to implement.
  • A recruiter who doesn’t list on her profile what positions she is sourcing candidates for gives me a sign of her inefficiency. I would like to know before investing the time and effort to make a connection.