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I’ve just seen this article on CIO.COM which lists the top 10 annoying aspects of social networking, according to PCWORLD.
Number 8 in their list is a comment about LinkedIn being ‘uptight’ – the article goes to say:
the whole point of LinkedIn is to put your most professional foot forward, but really, LinkedIn, couldn’t we loosen the necktie just a little?
No!!!! Regular readers know that I am a fan of LinkedIn, because it’s one of the few sites on the web that takes business seriously and is a meeting place for businesspeople. It has considerable credibility in this field because the content is always business-focused. It doesn’t host opportunities for romance, zombie bites or sexual innuendo. If you want those – go to Facebook or Myspace.
So CIO.COM and PCWORLD, don’t encourage proud LinkedIn users to compromise its standards. Let’s keep this site for its primary purpose – business.