Is LinkedIn Becoming Worthless?

Yesterday I got a new connection on LinkedIn from a guy called Justin, who I’d never met before. He sent the standard “I’d┬álike to add you to my network” message. OK a little lazy but fine by me. I always follow up, as there must be a reason behind the action and I like to know why.

But Justin disappointed me.

LinkedIn becoming worthless?

With behaviour like the above, the constant arguments in my feed over what’s LinkedIn worthy, and under moderated groups becoming spam echo chambers, is there any value left in LinkedIn?

Discuss.

4 thoughts on “Is LinkedIn Becoming Worthless?”

  1. Caroline Fox says:

    As someone who uses Linkedin a LOT to build networks and start conversations, I think that people like this are a frustration, but actually can serve to highlight the efforts of those of us who make an effort to send personalised, relevant messages with an open business goal. That’s what I keep telling myself, anyway!

  2. Lawrence says:

    I currently have Michael, Trevor, Rachel and Lucinda requesting I connect with them, whoever they may be, so I’m slowly coming around to the idea that Linkedin is truly worthless, with its proliferation of ‘look at me’ posts.

  3. Rachel Tonner says:

    I try to use LinkedIn for good and ignore the bad bits. I’ve met some really great contacts by reaching out on the network. I tend to ignore the ‘Justins’ completely on LinkedIn, and elsewhere (i.e. email). On the flipside, I’m also happy for other people to ignore my messages, if they are not interested. It’s a saturated world out there and we’re all just sharing information, digesting information, and trying to make good decisions.

  4. Garry says:

    At least the bot called you Katie.

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