I’m not adding you on LinkedIn

Welcome to my Friday Rant. It’s my blog and I will have a good rant if I want to…

My beef is with LinkedIn. Not with the actual site or what it does but with people who use it like Facebook. I’m on both sites. I use them both for very different purposes. LinkedIn is NOT a social media site. It’s a network for finding like minded people in your profession, for looking for jobs, contacts etc. It’s not just another place to “add friends”.

I don’t link up with people from Facebook on LinkedIn unless they happen to be in exactly the same field as me and might be a useful contact.

Please, please don’t be offended if you try to add my profile on LinkedIn and I don’t accept. I’m your friend. You work in a bank, or wherever, I know you, I love you (like a friend) and I want to connect with you but I only add relevant contacts to blogging and social outreach/charity work on my LinkedIn because I choose to keep work and personal life very separate. It’s NOT personal, I really, really promise.

Please use LinkedIn for its proper use and stop trying to turn it into another social network. We have enough of those.

As you were.

Posted in Friday's Rants from The Soap Box and tagged LinkedIn, social media.