LinkedIn recently opened its publishing platform to the outside world.
The platform has people flocking to it in droves, setting up accounts, expanding their connections, and trying to get their content seen.
With everyone’s activity going up, there are a lot of habits that have spilled over from other social networks onto LinkedIn, which has ruffled more than a few feathers.
LinkedIn is a professional networking website. It always has been, and it always will be. It won’t be a place for you to play games, post BuzzFeed articles, or share pictures of a night out with friends.
I’ve been an active LinkedIn user for about five years now. I’ve shared updates, talked with people, made connections, set up meetings, and followed the career trajectory of my associates.
With the influx of the “new” crowd in the last year—especially those who have suddenly realized that LinkedIn is an opportunity for them to network and thrive—they’ve brought with them some oddities that are throwing the network a little out of balance and causing havoc in my newsfeed.