Does anyone else feel LinkedIn is becoming too much like Facebook? I see a lot useless crap (i.e. "just got married") and other completely inappropriate stuff. Tons of posts on "social issues". And before I get accused of hate speech here, let me just say I totally get it. There's nothing wrong with standing for a legitimate cause, but some postings are far from professional. Ex: Ok so you're gay - but no one really cares, just do your job. I don't care who you love or what's under your skirt.

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I’ve noticed it too. Especially as FB is just becoming an advertising stream and people are no just passing along memes. Starting to miss pictures of the great cocktail or meal someone just made. Though once those start showing up on LI, I’m out.


I’m actually on fish bowl more than LinkedIn these days. At least on fb I know what to expect. LinkedIn as you said is definitely a lot more self promotion and not even professional self promotion anymore.

I’ve also just started unfollowing folks that are repeatedly posting stuff I don’t care about.


I just scroll passed all the stuff that I don’t care about. 🤷‍♂️


I couldn't agree with you more about it becoming FB. Posts should be professional on LinkedIn. It is fantastic if someone gets married, is gay or anything else, but that isn't the most appropriate thing for LinkedIn, in my opinion. That's why FB exists. SHC1 notes people shouldn't be have to hide who they are, if they are gay, for instance. I am not suggesting anyone should hide or be discriminated against. That said, how are these factors relevant? I just don't care. Talent and knowledge are what matter to me.


Linked in - I dropped it as soon as I saw “links” being suggested that were people I’d chatted with on Match. And I didn’t really want them to have all my info until I was ready to share. So my question was- what is Linked In actually Linked into?


Totally agree.


LinkedIn posts are from people you opt in to see. You ostensibly have some relationship with them, which is why you linked to them. It seems odd to then say, well yes I do want to have a relationship with this person, but I want to not know parts that are uncomfortable to be. “What’s under the skirt”??? That goes beyond a comment about banal content on LinkedIn (I would argue saccharin posts about “professional journey of discovery” and blatant self serving commercial posts are 100x worse). But he/she didn’t complain about that.

Ultimately you can unfollow, swipe past, or better yet, understand these folks you opted in to interact with a little better.

It was pride month. The Supreme Court actually affirmed last week a ruling that said you couldn’t get fired for marrying someone of the same gender. So yeah, I think these personal posts are quite well linked to their professional lives.


Agree - I find it interesting that people who comment on LinkedIn the way they would on Facebook seem not to understand that it is a great filter for people like me to say, “nope, don’t think I’m ever going to buy from you/hire you/etc”

I left Facebook for a reason. I’m getting close to doing the same on LinkedIn


I've never had a LinkedIn account, but now that I am job hunting, do I really need it at this point?

Are there any alternatives to getting myself some more visibility to job opportunities? I dislike social media of any type and am reluctant to start now.

A4, me too. I’m surprised how many people still don’t have an account. Found it funny that someone in this thread was annoyed by the self-promotion, but isn’t that the point of LinkedIn? Self-branding to get noticed and break out? I agree that too much “Facebookie” stuff is starting to trickle’s a giant distraction and in many cases, unprofessional.


Are the anti racism posts making you uncomfortable?

Yeah it is icky.

I’m not responding to the comment about anti racism posts. What’s icky is polluting LinkedIn with Facebook type stuff.


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