I once logged into the system to look around and have since been bombarded by junk mail from people I don't know wanting to be my friend !! It took ages to get my profile removed (customer services were quite helpful in the end so they get the star).
brilliant company with insightful and innovative ideas on how to better support our businesses, companies, connections, recruitment and manage to make money out of tackling the needs of the market and thus probably helping to bring us out a recession. Can Facebook say that? no, because most people on facebook are avoiding work...
This outfit put me in touch with a stream of people most of whom I either know already or have no wish to get to know. The bulk of the latter apparently comprises self-regarding "professionals" with hilariously grandiose - and opaque - job descriptions that I simply don't understand. Worst of all, although I've unsubscribed, LinkedIn continues to pester me with unwanted emails. I can't stop them doing this as, having unsubscribed, I can no longer contact them in order to tell them leave me alone. Don't join. It's like the Foreign Legion. They'll never let you leave!
I sue Facebook and LinkedIn since quite some time now...However, LinkedIn seems to improve their website only every few months/years. Whereas Facebook is constantly changing things. On the one hand I prefer some slower changes, but I still want to see changes to LinkedIn.
This site has brought me back in touch with so many contacts and opened up new opportunities as well as rekindling long lost friendships. As I start a new venture after 30 years in one industry, hopefully my network will expand and help make sure it all goes well.
Spent ages enrolling then found that I could not access information I wanted on a company unless I paid for it. Should have told me BEFORE enrolling that this was premium content, and I wouldn't have wasted my time.
Billed as 'Facebook for business', the whole LinkedIn experience is painful, confusing and annoying. I have tried to un-Linked-myself, but somehow just can't, so keep getting constant requests from people I don't now, don't want to know and am very unlikely to ever do any business with.
If you want some good networking contacts, get up, get out and go and speak to real people, not strange pushy wannabe's living hundreds of miles away!