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Why I’m Getting Tired of LinkedIn

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I\’m Out

LinkedIn must be good for something, but I can’t figure out what. As I spend more time on Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn seems less and less relevant.

Here’s how LinkedIn strikes me these days: what do you think?

  • Groups and Answers are wildly self promotional. There is useful content to be found in comments and replies, but you have to sift through a lot of hype to get to it.
  • Email alerts are nonstop and rarely relevant.
  • Updates are pretty much an import of my Twitter feed.
  • Navigation around the site continues to be kludgy. Less intuitive than Facebook, even, and less worth the effort.
  • Connections on LinkedIn seldom connect. At least for my network, communication is easier on Twitter and Facebook.

LinkedIn may be great if you’re hiring or looking for a job, though I haven’t had much direct experience with that aspect of the site. But for networking, information gathering, and information sharing – Twitter and Facebook are superior.

What am I missing? Where am I going wrong? What value to get from LinkedIn?