Was it when people started posting pictures of their pets or the delicious meal they just had for lunch? Or was it when the cat memes started infiltrating your newsfeed?
As a professional networking site, LinkedIn was supposed to be a place for people to connect with other professionals, share their work experiences, and showcase their skills. But it seems that LinkedIn has been bitten by the Facebook bug, and it’s becoming more and more like the social media giant with each passing day.
Now, your LinkedIn feed is filled with updates from your connections about their personal lives, like how their kid just learned how to ride a bike or how they’re binge-watching the latest Netflix series. And don’t even get me started on the endless stream of “inspirational” quotes that seem to come from nowhere.
And let’s not forget about the selfies. Why on earth are people posting selfies on LinkedIn? We get it, you look great, but we’re trying to focus on your professional skills here, not your duck-face.
But perhaps the most alarming trend on LinkedIn is the rise of the meme. Yes, that’s right, memes. I’m not sure when the line was crossed, but it seems that people can’t resist sharing the latest meme they found online, even if it has nothing to do with their work or industry.
So, when did LinkedIn turn into Facebook? It’s hard to say, but it seems that the more we try to blend our personal and professional lives, the blurrier the lines become. Maybe it’s time to take a step back and remember why we joined LinkedIn in the first place – to connect with other professionals and build our careers.
But hey, if you want to post a picture of your cat in a tie, who am I to judge? Just make sure to add a professional spin to it, like “My cat is great at delegating tasks, just like a CEO.” Because that’s what LinkedIn is all about, right?