How Linkedin is changing and why some are not happy

LinkedIn, the once-revered social networking platform that connected professionals around the world, is becoming a shadow of its former self. As the site undergoes changes and updates, many users are left feeling frustrated and disappointed.

One of the biggest complaints about LinkedIn is that it is becoming increasingly cluttered with irrelevant content. Users are bombarded with endless streams of articles, posts, and ads that have little to do with their fields or interests. It seems like every Tom, Dick, and Harry is now able to share their opinions and posts on LinkedIn, whether they have any expertise in the relevant field or not.

Moreover, LinkedIn’s algorithm seems to be favoring clickbait-style posts over substantive content. This has led to the rise of so-called “LinkedIn influencers” who use flashy headlines and sensationalist content to gain likes and followers, rather than contributing something of value to the community.

Another complaint is that LinkedIn is becoming too much like other social media platforms, with users being encouraged to share personal updates and photos rather than professional content. While some users enjoy this aspect of LinkedIn, others feel that it detracts from the site’s original purpose and makes it harder to find relevant professional connections and information.

Finally, there is the issue of privacy. LinkedIn has faced criticism for its data practices, with some users complaining that their information is being shared or used without their consent. This has led to a loss of trust among some users, who are now using LinkedIn less frequently or not at all.

In conclusion, LinkedIn is changing, and not everyone is happy about it. While some users enjoy the new features and increased socialization on the platform, others feel that it has strayed too far from its original purpose and is becoming too cluttered and invasive. Only time will tell whether LinkedIn can regain the trust and enthusiasm of its user base.

Or, are people just bored of boring corporate marketing and looking for more edgy content that is relatable and puts the human element in focus?

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