LinkedIn is a social network for professionals. They also include a great list of courses available that I recommend for continuing your development as a professional. Also, LinkedIn groups could be a great source of information where professionals can network, share ideas, and have a discussion about new tech or topics. However, this professional social network has become Twitter lately and it is hard to stay informed with relevant posts within the app.
Today, I would like to cover the thousands and thousands of useless polls posted in niche groups. For example, if you are in a SQL and Data Analysis group, you can find a poll like this:
If you don’t have anything to ask, don’t ask it. If you don’t have anything to post, don’t post it. It is so simple in this era where there is so much information available that we miss the relevant one because of the pollution with useless data and posts in a social network that is supposed to be for learning and sharing resources.
There is another in a business analyst professionals’ group with the following irrelevant content:
Now, I mentioned Twitter at the beginning because there is another topic that I would like to cover: The “funny” memes and posts on a professional platform. We need to have fun in what we do. We should enjoy coding, designing, and other things that are part of our job. However, there are posts that should not be in a professional setting and can be left out for sites like Twitter, Facebook, the Fail Blog, or 9gag but not for LinkedIn.
I don’t find this image funny and I don’t think mixing a kid with alcohol will ever be. Another issue is that it shows in my feed as soon as I visit the site or open the app like this kind of content is relevant to me. In some instances, I get a useless notification about a similar post in my feed that is not even one of my connections. Thus, for this reason, I am sorry LinkedIn notifications and groups. But I am out.