What Would YOU Change About LinkedIn?

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I saw a great post from @ThinkorSwim2015 on the "cringeyness" of LinkedIn, and everyone had their own opinions.

So what would YOU change to the site?

Remember it's supposed to be a professional site, but it's become something totally different.

What would the perfect LinkedIn be to you? ALSO do you use angel list? Do you prefer it?

Comments (25)

Aug 20, 2019

Hate to sound elitist but I feel like their should be more vetting for who is allowed to even make an account. There are ppl on there who make fake accounts or spam everyone's inbox. Not to mention adding the story option makes it too comparable with Facebook in my opinion

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Aug 20, 2019

There definitely should be more exclusivity just because there are a lot of people on LinkedIn that with a simple screening, would not be.

Aug 20, 2019

absolutely. ive seen people on there unprofessional enough to complain about their current employer and compensation and preech about wanting a new job. normally i dont judge but their company is literally on your profile. it is so messed up

Aug 20, 2019

This will never happen tho, their value is based on network effect. The platform is worth more if there are more users. Quality is irrelevant (to MSFT).

Aug 20, 2019

Their desire too expand has caused them to basically turn it into another social media. I think they should stay more niche. People will be able to pay more for services if they knew they wouldn't have to deal w all the BS

Aug 20, 2019

Yeah niche is the way to go in my opinion

Aug 20, 2019

Just the overall culture. I feel like every time I log on it's a corny motivational speech, fake stories, or kiss ass posts.

People blast those posts with likes too. Yes I have an angel list and they can be comparable but it is more niche and far less used

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Aug 20, 2019

I just made an angel list yesterday and I was thinking the same thing

Aug 20, 2019

Change the fact that they restrict the people you see and that they make it about connecting with people you know. I can do that on Facebook, I want to meet professionals I've YET to meet

Aug 20, 2019
anotheronett:

I want to meet professionals I've YET to meet

www.LinkedUp.com

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Aug 20, 2019

I never understood that myself. The whole point is to connect with new people so I think they need to change that

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Aug 20, 2019

facebook

What concert costs 45 cents? 50 Cent feat. Nickelback.

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Aug 20, 2019

Everyone on there does this exactly ahhaha

Aug 20, 2019

Well, I guess some things that could make LinkedIn a perfect site for me are fast reaction time from its support team, absence of scams or good moderation to manage them at least and keeping my identity private. There are a lot of weaknesses and I am not sure that somebody will change it soon.

Aug 20, 2019

LOTS of scams. They don't even check their advertisements well, because half of those are scams too!

Aug 20, 2019

Post character limits - 140 or less.

Aug 20, 2019

That's actually a good idea. Even if its a little more than that people shouldn't be able to post novels everyday.

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Aug 20, 2019

Totally agree. Obviously people use it for different stuff, but there's no reason for all the feel-good stuff that jams the newsfeed these days if you ask me.

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Aug 20, 2019

I use LinkedIn as a rolodex, a job search tool, and, at times, as a way to find cool articles posted by my connections. I would venture that most business professionals only use it for 1-3 of these things.

The only problems with LinkedIn are when people use it for anything except for these things and I wish LinkedIn would come down much harder on memes, photos of kids, bullshit "inspirational" stories that never happened, and other facebook-esque posts or anything that is explicitly not business related.

The thing is, they won't, because allowing it gets them more users. To be honest though, I don't use LinkedIn enough for it to elicit anything more than a weekly eyeroll from me. It's not that big of a deal really.

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Aug 20, 2019

Bingo, their most common and most active users are their least valuable, but that's the metric by which the company is valued.

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Aug 20, 2019

Both great points! I go on mostly to connect w entrepreneurs/other VCs and events but I always see posts about being "honored" to receive a position.

I think its become common place to say these things but I find it a bit strange to post all about a company you are just starting for. Maybe its just me?

Aug 20, 2019
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