Why LinkedIn Under Microsoft Is Doomed


For some reason I am a LinkedIn Premium user, despite the fact that I was skeptical of the whole idea when the product launched and I don’t currently get much out of it. I’ve never gotten a job or contract from LinkedIn, received a good lead or contact for a story or a column, or booked a public speaking engagement. One economic blip, and I’ll cancel the extra expense.

The so-called improvements the company keeps making, insofar as the interface is concerned, has never been an improvement at all. Earlier versions of the service made it quite easy to browse through your own network alphabetically in a casual manner, but now everything is awkwardly search-based.

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