Not only does linkedin suck, but there is NO one else that does.
So how did linkedin do? It’s a social network that is more “social” than most other social networks. It’s not like Facebook when you can post pictures of your dog, and it’s not like LinkedIn where you have to go through people to build a friendship. It’s more like Facebook when you can post links to your favorite band, and it’s not like LinkedIn where you have to go through others to find people you want to be friends with.
When I first heard about linkedin, I thought it was a social network that was way too “social” for me. And I was right.
I think linkedin is great because it is not like Facebook. Many people use linkedin to find friends. They use it to stay in touch with people and to find a group of people that share similar interests. However, most people don’t post pictures of their dogs on it, and most people don’t post pictures of their band, so they don’t use it to keep in touch with people.
I agree. After all, if you don’t have friends on a social network you are in a totally new world. People don’t use the Facebook community to learn new things so that they can join the social network. If you don’t have people on the social network you are in a world where you can learn new things. In the world of linkedin, Facebook is the best place to learn new things and share new things.
People on linkedin do use the community to share new things they have found and new things they have heard about. Some people dont post pictures of their band (and if they do, they might just be posting them to the band’s own fan page).
Yes, you can post pictures of your band on linkedin. However, the link is worthless and the linkedin company takes the picture and creates a link back to the band. This is another way where you can share new things you have found by your own little self-made link.
So what does this mean? Well the linkedin company takes your picture, creates a link back to the band, and makes a link from your band to the linkedin company, which then takes that link and makes a link back to the band. You have two links back to the band. That is worthless, and it does nothing for you.
Linking is a very old and very very difficult exercise. People have been doing it for a very long time, but it’s not something that you can do to yourself. You’ve got to start doing it now.
Link building takes a lot of time and money, so if you’re getting into it, it’s a wise decision to start now. But don’t give in with the easy, cheap stuff.