I have had my profile on Linkedin for 5+ years now.
At first it was the ridiculous number of invites to connect I would receive — sometimes even 50 per day from Open Networkers or people seeking employment or just random people — so I removed the ‘connect with me’ feature.
Then it was the number of unnecessary emails & spam I would receive from people I never knew.
And now it has become the ridiculously rubbish feed that keeps popping up.
Here are the Top 7 incidents that have made me realize — Linkedin is becoming another ‘Facebook’ where the only content you get — is rubbish.
Read and let me know which one can you relate to…..
AT NUMBER 7 — FAKE DESIGNATIONS?
Just saw one chap whose title was “Number 1 Best Selling Author on AMAZON”. And he was even bragging how he collaborated with International Best-Selling Authors globally to come out with his latest book. When I checked his profile on Amazon — he had 9 5-Star reviews and “sold” 17 copies.
All of them were e-books downloadable…… for FREE.
AT NUMBER 6— FAKE CERTIFICATION CLAIMS?
Another corporate joker posted “I’ve just been completed my advanced level certification and now I am a Globally Recognized Certified Professional”.
Out of curiosity, I checked what was his “Globally Recognized Certification”. Found out, he got a certificate from a local training institute for learning the pseudo-scientific practice called “NLP”
AT NUMBER 5 — PROFESSIONAL BEGGING?
A guy literally and I mean literally begging for a job on Linkedin while tagging everyone (including me) in the update and letting everyone know he doesn’t have money and is depressed. Are you serious???
AT NUMBER 4 — RELIGIOUS BUSINESS?
A lady posted a picture of her religious festivities with a picture of her ‘god’ and asked the people in her contact list to forward it to 10 people to receive blessings. Yeah, I am sure her god has an account on linkedin to check how many forward her picture in exchange for business based blessings….
AT NUMBER 3 — PLEASE LET ME KISS YOUR…..
I am so sick and tired of desperate men & women whom if they see anyone rich or success (if its a man) and hot & sexy (if its a woman) and they literally suck up to them.
How do they do this?
Every single comment, update or post that is uploaded — and mind you, it can be the most ordinary, most boring or most retarded update ever — and you will see these people give statements which are so fake, so full of flattery and so ass-kissing — You get disgusted.
AT NUMBER 2 — PROFESSIONAL er… SERVICES?
2 Females with a very sweet, sexy and seductive voice posting a video stating “Me and my friend are professional XYZ coaches and we have conducted many successful workshops. This is a special offer for anyone who would like us to conduct a $10,000 workshop for FREE at your company. All you have to do is ensure we are given an accommodation in a resort, with our air-tickets & stay covered. And we will do the rest for you. So would you like me and my friend to change your life? Send me a message now.”
Seriously — I felt this was more like…..you know what I mean — don’t you?
AT NUMBER 1 — IMITATION IS THE BEST FORM OF FLATTERY?
An individual copying EXACTLY word for word, each and every article, stealing my ideas and also my video concepts while calling him/herself a “Personal Branding Strategist”
I don’t mind being copied. What the person doesn’t or hasn’t thought about it is — What will happen when people find out you are a fake & someone who indulges in plagarism? Then what would happen to your “brand” strategy?
So what do you think?
Is Linkedin a “professional” website or is it becoming another “Fakebook” Website?
Let me know in the comments below.