I closed my LinkedIn account

I am happy to announce that I closed my LinkedIn account. LinkedIn is such a horrible website, but my personal reasons might not be what you think.

I barely spent any time on LinkedIn, though I have used it in the past to look for jobs. However, in the future, I will try my best to look for jobs through emailing people or applying directly on other websites.

Despite not spending much time with LinkedIn, I am happy I closed my account, because it’s was a waste of time. It is a gamification of the job acquisition process, and the jobs themselves are primarily of the corporate kind, which are soulless to begin with.

Corporate jobs are merely meant to further technological growth and become less sustainable as a planet, and I couldn’t stand seeing them. Of course, to some extent, almost all survival on this planet these days is about furthering technological growth.

So, LinkedIn can’t be blamed for the state of our sick society. However, the way it glorified the process was rather disgusting. Also, the entire system of maintaining connections with other people that I barely knew is also rather sick. I hate making superficial connections. They are meaningless and if the only purpose of them is to get injected into some corporate nothingness then I certainly would rather not have those connections.

LinkedIn also started producing AI-generated articles and getting people on their platform to comment on the “ideas” in those articles. That was probably the last straw. I do not want to support their twisted idea of collaboration by getting involved in superficial interactions with random people who only care about furthering connections.

On the whole, I can say that during my entire time on LinkedIn, it has not helped me once in any way. The continued posts I saw by tech companies that couldn’t care less about anything except ruining the planet for their bottom line disgusted me. The news articles were irrelevant. Everything about the entire experience was inhuman and irrelevant.

I believe the world would be better off without LinkedIn and I would be overjoyed if it shut down, permanently.


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