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Sun Nov 22, 2020, 11:19 AM

Linkedin Reich Wing website?

This is just an observation about Linkedin. Like many here, I have an account on Linkedin because of looking for jobs and keeping in touch with people. I don't discuss politics on it because it seems that it is nothing but a all hail 45 and other Reich wing BS. I have to stop myself from answering because the CEO of the company I just got a job with, is a proud supporter of 45 and met him at the WH. I am so glad to be able to come here not fear retribution and ridicule. Does anyone else feel that way?

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Response to yankee87 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 11:23 AM

1. I thought LinkedIn was a place to post resumes.

How and when did it become a political site?

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Response to yankee87 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 11:28 AM

2. LinkedIN is very "unpolitical" I almost never see anything political on there.

When people do post about politics from either side they are often chastised.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 11:35 AM

3. Getting weekly Email from Linkedin about account hacking.

My account is really old and never been back.
I imagine they have sold everyone out.

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Response to yankee87 (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 12:03 PM

8. You pulled 4 posts...

LinkedIn has 760 Million accounts.

No matter what the platform is, some people are going to post extreme materials. Says nothing about the platform in general.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 01:37 PM

14. The last three weeks are the first time in the 10 years I've been using it that this has come up

There's been a flood of people, both in my contact list and the one-off lists that have been posting whacked out stuff about supporting Trump and the country being on the brink of socialism. One long screed from a from a "retired cold case investigator" with the East Cleveland Police Department made the rounds from more than a half-dozen of my contacts. He bemoaned the advent of a socialist regime. Quite ironic from a guy who's salary, benefits and pension were no doubt heavily subsidized-if not outright paid for-with taxpayer funds.

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Response to yankee87 (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 12:50 PM

9. Most of these are pretty low like, low comment posts.

I think it supports the idea that politics is pretty low on the LinkedIn agenda for most.

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Response to yankee87 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 11:54 AM

5. i've been on linked in for years and never seen anything political on it.

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Response to yankee87 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 12:00 PM

6. I've never seen a political reference on LinkedIn.

People talk about their work, nothing else, as far as I've experienced.

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Response to yankee87 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 12:02 PM

7. No. I've seen perhaps two or three political posts there in around 15 years

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Response to yankee87 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 01:11 PM

10. I have never experienced this.

Then again on a social site where potential employers / employees network, why would I discuss politics or even allow posts? I wouldn't go to an interview expecting to have a political debate, and if I did I might get rich. Don't think people are allowed to use political affiliations or beliefs as a job requirement.

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Response to yankee87 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 01:18 PM

11. I've been using LinkedIn for years

and have NEVER seen anything political on there, unless you consider people promoting diversity in hiring to be political?

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Response to yankee87 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 01:20 PM

12. It's a face book for the business community. Play at your own risk. nt

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Response to yankee87 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 01:29 PM

13. I quit LinkedIn at least 10 years ago, after minimal contact

I never found anything useful at LinkedIn. It was sort of "Facebook for working people" that morphed into a way to distribute your resume without having to physically mail pieces of paper around. None of that interested me, and I quit the site within a couple of months after I joined. Thank goodness I was smart enough to only give them my work email, not my personal email address.

Well guess what? Like every other social media-type thing, they collected their members' contact info and continued to use it (and probably sell it) whenever possible. I used to get spam and unwanted emails regularly, and they're probably still selling my name. I've been retired 3 years, having never participated in any LinkedIn activities of any kind. Even after I die, I'll still be a commodity to them. Fuck them all - Facebook too.



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