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Monday, May 25, 2020

Deleting Linkedin

I deleted my Linkedin account today. There were no platform problems or anything, it was merely that I'd seen reporters use it to try to get access to people with whom I'm acquainted, and I recently heard from one member of the Legal Legion that he'd caught a lawyer from one former opponent looking at his page.

So, there was some risk inherent in being on there, however low, and absolutely no reward of any kind except occasionally being able to make contact with old friends and colleagues. That was nice and all, but there are plenty of ways to do that without running the risk of colleagues and associates being targeted by reporters and SJWs; the recent brigading of one Webtoons episode serves as a reminder that there is no target too small for the damaged psyches of our enemies to attack.

I have no interest in the corpocracy.

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Blogger Kraemer May 25, 2020 8:17 PM  

Never had LinkedIn. For those of us entering the labor market, who have yet to be picked on by SJWs, is it a useful platform?

Blogger VFM #7634 May 25, 2020 8:25 PM  

It's sort of like a business version of Facebook, but also has tools to let you look up and apply for jobs.

Interestingly enough, unlike Facebook, it notifies you if someone looks at your profile.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 May 25, 2020 8:41 PM  

Kraemer wrote:Never had LinkedIn. For those of us entering the labor market, who have yet to be picked on by SJWs, is it a useful platform?

It's all right. If you're looking for job prospects, it can be handy, but there are plenty of other tools out there.

Blogger sammibandit May 25, 2020 8:46 PM  

Why would you want to hang out with SJWs? I'm too short for most rides and I get that. Guilds. Always go with the guilds.

Blogger Daniel H May 25, 2020 8:48 PM  

Kraemer wrote:Never had LinkedIn. For those of us entering the labor market, who have yet to be picked on by SJWs, is it a useful platform?Useful for getting spammed by headhunters. And it is becoming converged. I don't fault anyone for deleting their account. Been thinking of doing the same.

Blogger Ransom Smith May 25, 2020 8:55 PM  

I never had LinkedIn and largely due to those privacy concerns. I didn't like the idea of being so open to the world of having my contacts similarly exposed.
People told me it was good for finding a job, which makes me laugh since I've had way more success with close personal networking rather than some online communications.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd May 25, 2020 9:03 PM  

I have gotten a couple of queries from recruiters, looking to fill jobs I wasn't well suited for and definitely didn't want. They had probably contracted to supply N candidates, and I was going to 1/Nth of the quota. I suppose it might be useful for researching a prospective employer, and finding out if your friends have friends there.

Blogger Anthony May 25, 2020 9:04 PM  

Linkedin is handy if you're looking for a job or an employee, and to keep up on your vendors, competition, and customers.

But keeps pushing you to leave your job and find another one because that's where they make their money. Lots of job hopping porn.

Blogger thethirdcoast May 25, 2020 9:06 PM  

Kraemer wrote:Never had LinkedIn. For those of us entering the labor market, who have yet to be picked on by SJWs, is it a useful platform?

It is somewhat useful if you have a strong profile that attracts the attention of recruiters. You never know when one will come along with the correct opportunity for you.

On the other hand, they are seriously pozzed and push the DIE-versity myth constantly. The pay special attention to diversity in STEM fields, which is known to be a horrible idea.

Blogger Laconic May 25, 2020 9:07 PM  

It has some promising aspects to it I believe. I threw up my resume on there and some guy wanted to hire me but it was across the country.

Blogger d May 25, 2020 9:39 PM  

Years ago they had a bout of internal SWJs smearing some members as racist. That was the last of my last remaining "social" accounts.

The progressive degeneracy of these ingrates is nowhere near as destructive as the absense of any punishment of them.

Blogger Lazarus May 25, 2020 9:46 PM  

there is no target too small for the damaged psyches of our enemies to attack.

The smaller the stakes, the more vicious the conflict. (Sayre's Law)

Blogger Cloudswrest May 25, 2020 10:07 PM  

If you want to keep all your data you can also "hibernate" your account. This basically takes it offline, but everything is still there if you want to start it up again.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash May 25, 2020 10:21 PM  

Linkedin is where I found my last two employers. Employers like it, believe it or not, because it's expensive. Recruiters spend time and attention finding the right people, unlke the sub-continental method of spamming every person on the continent with 'Linux' in their resume. Also, their search function is much more sophisticated, again pre-filtering candidates

Blogger Kraemer May 25, 2020 10:37 PM  

Thanks for the responses everyone. Will spend the time required to maintain a LinkedIn profile making friends in the industry instead.

Blogger Shane Bradman May 25, 2020 10:49 PM  

Most companies I've worked with hate LinkedIn and prefer other methods of finding candidates. If you put a job opening on LinkedIn, you get hundreds of applicants in the first day and most of them don't meet the requirements. Its much easier ajd faster to find contacts of current employees or of associate companies who better fit the job.

Blogger liberranter May 25, 2020 11:16 PM  

[I]s [LinkedIn] a useful platform?

I've obtained my last two jobs because of my LinkedIn profile. That said, it definitely has its drawbacks. One of the major ones is that you'll constantly get connection requests from people masquerading as recruiters who turn out to be just vendors looking for sales leads,thinking that you have some "in" to people in your company who have procurement authority. Sleazy, but what isn't these days in the corporate universe?

Blogger liberranter May 25, 2020 11:24 PM  

And [LinkedIn] is becoming converged.

Boy, is it ever! Not a day goes by when at least three people you're connected to aren't cheerleading and virtue signaling for some feminist nobody from a preferred ethnic or racial demographic group who has just gotten some YouGoGrrrl "merit badge" of the type that would elicit a "sofa king what?" response if earned by a white male. Sadly, you can't really filter that shit out from the few worthwhile posts that do make their way to your feed.

Blogger Jeff aka Orville May 26, 2020 12:08 AM  

unlike the sub-continental method of spamming every person on the continent with 'Linux' in their resume.

So true Snidely. Every Apu and Mohinder wants to connect with me.

Blogger Autarky Bear May 26, 2020 12:45 AM  

I'm 23 and think social media sites in general are either for lousy marketing or to engage in drama. LinkedIn was an interesting tool but like most tech corperate environments, they're slowly being converged. Glad you caught this one early...again!

Blogger weka May 26, 2020 1:17 AM  

Deleted a year ago.

Blogger Gallant May 26, 2020 1:29 AM  

Different in different circles. In certain tech company sub-industry circles, you really have to be on LinkedIn. In a way it's like your resume/references, if someone is linked up with people you knew at a place you are more confident they were there. I will link to someone I have worked with out of a sort of duty, even if I don't like them. "Yes, he worked here/with me".

I've actually had a personal harasser mine my open Linkedin for employer and current and former associates. That was not fun.

I have also found work via linkedin, from a long past employer doing a 'whatever happened to. . . .' on his old connections. When you hear 'find employees via linkedin' it doesn't just mean randoms, some headhunters do quite targeted pickups.

But for a person who's a public figure in his own right, and on bad terms with SJWs, and who runs in literary circles (and whose video game stuff was really from another era), LinkedIn would be much lower bang for the buck.

Blogger LSWCHP May 26, 2020 2:17 AM  

It's useful for recruiters. For everybody else It's a dangerous sewer.

I cancelled my account after receiving a friendly approach from a fake profile being operated by a hostile intelligence service that you'd all know about seeking to cultivate me.

Blogger Out of Nod May 26, 2020 2:19 AM  

I only use it when I'm looking for work.

Blogger Tetro May 26, 2020 3:33 AM  

Shane Bradman wrote:Most companies I've worked with hate LinkedIn and prefer other methods of finding candidates. If you put a job opening on LinkedIn, you get hundreds of applicants in the first day and most of them don't meet the requirements.

Good to hear. Since deleting all social media, I am resistant to compromise on the use of any globo-homo corpocracy system.

Let's be honest, if you have real value to add, skills and requisite experience to command attention for serious job and serious companies, that will be known and you can find those opportunities through traditional word-of-mouth, recruiters, or responding to jobs postings.

Because a true man should be committed to a place, to a community, and not seeking any opportunity in any place in the nation or world and uprooting himself just for the Benjamins. Such is the exact opposite of Traditionalism and Love of Neighbor. As long as Americans keep acting like the rootless cosmopolitans that (((they))) want us to act like, nothing will come of all the talk about getting back to basics, socially or in any other way.

LinkedIn, when considered thoughtfully, is about as useless as Facebook to the Traditionalist. It is a swamp of virtue-signalling, resume-pimping, exaggeration and self-esteem pimping, and feminist and egalitarian delusions. That's before you even get to the thought-policing inherent in any organization run by globo-homo internationalist corporations. I am in a graduate program that advocates having a LinkedIn profile. Because all such programs across the world who are part of globo-homo do the same. It is the same exact game of consolidation, socialization, data-gathering, and feminization of social and business spheres.

On a personal and interpersonal level, what is there which you couldn't discover or advertise within one's own community through personal relationships and connections? Even across a large geographical area? Don't have those local connections or network? Then maybe it's time to re-think how you've been 'living' if you don't even know your neighbors and community. And admitting that banking an extra few bucks a year somewhere else, as a stranger with no real community, will neither do you nor Christ, nor your neighbors any good either.

As Vox has said, email works just fine. For friends and for potential employers and business partners. Some companies are going to go under because they have digitalized their entire hiring and recruiting system, and put it into the hands of SJWs and women in their HR departments and LinkedIn.

Blogger Unknown May 26, 2020 4:03 AM  

I had already assumed you didn't have LinkedIn Vox! I didn't even bother even thinking of looking you up for that reason.

Blogger AJ May 26, 2020 5:52 AM  

Cleve Blakemore posts is the only reason to have a LinkedIn profile.

Blogger James Dixon May 26, 2020 7:05 AM  

> I deleted my Linkedin account today.

Now that I'm officially retired and not looking for work I should probably do the same. Thanks for the reminder. I've been slowly deleting things from the work search sites, but I hadn't thought of Linkedin.

Blogger maniacprovost May 26, 2020 7:34 AM  

Will spend the time required to maintain a LinkedIn profile making friends in the industry instead.

That's a terrifying sentence.

a hostile intelligence service that you'd all know about

The CIA I presume.

I see very little value in LinkedIn for people with long term employment. For consultants, freelancers, small business owners and execs, it looks handy.

Blogger Homesteader May 26, 2020 9:46 AM  

I deleted my Linked-In account several years ago, after having it for about a month. I wasn't looking for work; I just thought it would be amusing to see what offers rolled in.

Well, within a few days, I was getting requests to be linked to former co-workers I'd forgotten about. This struck me as rather desperate- way too try-hardish.
It was creepy, to- I felt like Frodo when Sauron's eye falls upon him, for some reason.

So I deleted the account.

It was my only attempt at social media; I never saw the point of Facebook for a grown man.

Commenting on this blog is my only form of interaction with the world, otherwise; I run a VPN, and delete my Google Ad I.D.
every few days. I guess my Ebay and Amazon accounts would be held against me, but, pure Luddite is
always a difficult maneuver.





Blogger Avalanche May 26, 2020 10:17 AM  

@29 "small business owners ... it looks handy."

I can't sa... er, write that I find LinkedIn handy, but I find it 'necessary' to have my company up there. It lets folks who might be considering calling about my products see me and a bit about the company. I don't sell online; I have only a "brochure" site with info, technical data sheets, and a distributors list.

Fortunately, I get only rare calls from folks or vendors looking for work or sales. I do get notified that "I appeared in" 8 or 10 or 2 "searches." Don't care; for SURE not worth paying so I can see who searched.

But it also notifies me -- because I have "linked to" -- when customers or folks at my distributors have 'events.' So I can call to congratulate or whatever. So: "social" media in a small-biz sense.

Blogger Ray - SoCal May 26, 2020 11:14 AM  

You can hide your contacts from public viewing. As well as make your profile “private”. The limitation being paid LinkedIn members have more Access to LinkedIn information.

For some industries LinkedIn is a must. The ability to get reviews from contacts gives a lot of perceived credibility for job hunting.

Blogger RedJack May 26, 2020 11:27 AM  

Had a job offer from LinkedIn. Decent tool, but converged

Blogger Mauldication Bear May 26, 2020 11:37 AM  

Never had a LinkedIn. Being competent and pleasant to work with goes a long way.

Blogger liberranter May 26, 2020 11:49 AM  

unlike the sub-continental method of spamming every person on the continent with 'Linux' in their resume.

So true Snidely. Every Apu and Mohinder wants to connect with me.


I've reached the point where any recruiting email I get from a Guptamohinderbapu goes straight into the spam folder. I've never once dealt with one of these clowns who was legit. Their English is an embarrassment that should get them barred from the profession (if you can't even communicate in clear and understandable English about a technology position with varied and complex requirements, what's the point in communicating at all?), they're ALL lazy (it's obvious that they use ATSes without even filtering through the resulting output), and when three of them from three separate agencies are trying to recruit you for the same job, you know it's all a big scam. That they don't even try to hide it is especially revealing.

No, the only recruiters I've ever had success with have been white human males who've taken the trouble to actually read my resume carefully and take the necessary steps to match me to a position for which I'm an actual fit. Sadly, these guys are a rare and dying breed.

Blogger Ibelin May 26, 2020 12:25 PM  

I deleted it after I kept getting notifications about Melinda Gates constantly

Blogger eclecticmn May 26, 2020 1:27 PM  

I always kept my contacts private. I seldom use LinkedIn. Too many emails from vendors, mostly from India.

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants May 26, 2020 5:46 PM  

I took mine down years ago because I kept getting replies from Pajeets who ",thought I was pretty."
I'm a grandmother trying to maintain my business accounts not a 20 yr old trying to appear hot on the internet.

Blogger Owen May 26, 2020 9:53 PM  

It can be useful. I’ve heard that 40 % of jobs are thru LinkedIn. Not sure how true that is. I find it moderately useful to keep up with old colleagues but I would quit in a heartbeat if anyone was spying on me

Blogger Tetro May 27, 2020 6:15 AM  

Owen wrote:but I would quit in a heartbeat if anyone was spying on me

They most definitely ARE spying on you. FB, Google, Apple, etc.... they're all the same data bank for the CIA-Mossad-NWO.

Blogger Tetro May 27, 2020 6:17 AM  

Ray - SoCal wrote:For some industries LinkedIn is a must.

Then that industry is converged and without many or any free-thinking individuals.

Blogger milo_hoffman May 28, 2020 10:33 AM  

Deleted mine the day after Microsoft purchased Linkedin.

As an IT manager, when hiring I personally now look down on applicants who have linkedin accounts.

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