Up to this point, LinkedIn has been the last remaining Social Media for me. I deleted my Facebook account back in 2014 and for years I had this love and hate relationship with Twitter and Instagram. Then I ultimately came to a conclusion that they’re both huge time wasters which take more than give, I deleted them both last year.
All these sites have very carefully implemented features, notifications and algorithms to make them seem important in your life. It is nice to see what others are doing, sure. But what is much nicer, is hearing about their life face-to-face, with e-mails, calls or instant messages. So, what about when your friends don’t feel like talking? Then instead of scrolling those endless feeds for something “interesting” and feeling miserable, use the time to do projects which give you real great pleasure. And when your friends feel like talking, talk directly and enjoy the true human experience.
It always seemed that LinkedIn was the most important place to be, even it had the least to offer. There everybody was perfect, competent, nobody had anything actually interesting to say, besides corporate jargon. All it was for me, was a place to store my CV. When I was about to leave LinkedIn, biggest concern to me was that I would lose all my connections. But then I understood, if I don’t remember all those people in real life without LinkedIn, let alone approach them directly without social media, they’re not true connections, they’re just a bunch of random people.
So, from now on I shall store my CV here on my website.
Bye bye LinkedIn..
EDIT (05/20/2020) It’s been a while. To be honest I am surprised how little I miss LinkedIn (along with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). On rare occasions I toy around with an idea of having a social media account, but very fast I end up wondering what would I even do with one. After-all all my important connections are stored in e-mails, phone numbers and private messages. All the news in the world are out there in the internet and I haven’t basically missed a thing. Everything has stayed exactly the same but without all that clutter, politics, competition, jealousy, envy and drama.