The answer is in its business model and algorithm.
I am humbly honored to announce I loved your article, sir. Great work!
My main issue with LinkedIn's feed is treats comments, re-sharing and likes all the same. All this does in discourge me from liking or commenting because I dont want to clutter my output feed (which is zero) to my co-workers and friends.
If I want them to see something, and want ro actively endorse it, I click "share", if I want to tell someone they made a good post, I like it.
Like != Share
LOL your LinkedIn profile killed me, especially the finance jabs. What’s also bad are the “accreditation” virtue signallers who add 2-5 acronyms after their name like they’re finding cures to cancer. The insecurities are real
That's why I've been treating LinkedIn like "Twitter on steroids" (short bites but no 160 char limit), and treating Twitter like 9gag.
Excellent article on LI, great job Trung!
Great article loved the "humble" Harvard & Yale options
Insightful analysis of LI, superbly presented. This is a keeper.
This is so good! Thank you!
"My least favourite version of Trung is “CV Trung”. By this, I mean the way I write about myself and career on my resume.
Why? Because CV Trung is a knob."
Well analysed. 👌
I had ChatGPT write a LinkedIn article in the “importance of Middle Management” 😀😀
Before I quit ambien, I did my part to shit post LinkedIn too. Then my wife called my attention to having to feed my family. Maybe I will make a fake account and take it back up. Thanks for the inspiration.
I trolled LinkedIn the other day.
Great stuff. I just stumbled upon your Substack and this is the first article I see, which is ironic because I coincidentally happened to write about the awfulness which is LinkedIn about two weeks later.
Great minds (or something)
Haha what's cringe is how you cannot even download your own Newsletter Email list on LinkedIn! They have hyped the "Creator Economy" will millions of dollars without even giving you access to the Emails of the Newsletter they convinced you to build! It's criminal.
I'm officially inviting people to help me with an Idea tournament of how to disrupt LinkedIn here: https://bignerve.com/challenges/how-could-linkedin-be-disrupted-by-a-competitor-that-understands-the-future-of-j-81d1a3b9/?sort=community_ratings&scout_id=michaelkevinspencer
Never thought about it this way. The same cringe that linkedin is known for makes it more real than other SoMe networks. People are cringe at the end of the day, Linkedin lets the cringe shine through 🙏
Here's the result for a GPT-3 davinci model for the prompt "Write an engaging story for linkedin about stubbing your toes"
"I was walking through my apartment complex the other day when I stubbed my toe on a loose piece of concrete. I cursed under my breath and hopped around on one foot for a few seconds before I regained my composure. I shook my head and continued on my way, but the pain in my toe lingered.
I hobbled over to my couch and sat down, gently prodding my toe. It was already starting to swell and turn an ugly shade of purple. I knew I needed to put ice on it, but I was feeling lazy and didn't want to get up again.
I sat there for a few minutes, debating whether or not to get ice, when I heard a loud crash from outside. I got up to investigate and saw that one of my neighbors had dropped a heavy piece of furniture while moving it into their apartment.
I winced at the sight of the furniture and then at the pain in my own toe. It was a reminder that even though life can be frustrating sometimes, it's important to keep moving forward."
– It KNOWS