OH MY GOD
You know how there are those little annoyances in your life that after a while get under your skin? One of mine is this social media company Linked In.
Listen, I like Social Media. A blogger generally gets how useful a tool it can be. Even though I don’t use Facebook I recognize how powerful and fantastic a way it is to communicate. It is taking over the world, believe me. The only reason I’m not on Facebook is because of the dedication to GMG. If I ever got started with FB the time suck would take away from this great thing we’ve created and we can’t have that now can we?
I’m a fan of Twitter and how effective a communication tool it is. 140 characters easy-peasy directed to exactly who you would like and delivered to their mobile device, desktop or email. Fantastic.
I just don’t feel the need to be on another Social network and especially one that seems so goddamn desperate that they can’t take no for an answer. For any of you who are choosing this Linked In social media thing I’m guessing you are doing so because it is what they are selling you as the business type of social media much like they try to sell business people on the inferior Blackberry technology over Android or even better iPhones.
Listen to me- when you sign up for this Linked In service and send out messages to everyone in your email contact list, they are just hammering your contacts with invitation reminder after invitation reminder even though you’ve already ignored the last one because you don’t feel like having to tend to yet another social media service. Trust me on this- no one gives a fuck about Linked In- all the cool kids are on Facebook.
I understand why they send these invitation reminders. It is because for you to accept the invitation to join the person on Linked In, you need to join Linked In. They would like to build up a network much like Facebook and possibly sell it for a bazillion dollars but friends believe me, it’s an also ran much like Blackberry will be and Nextel. Just because they TELL you it’s for business people doesn’t make it a better technology.
Please for the love of god don’t send me any more Linked In invitations because much like the past 7,000,000,000 Linked In invitation reminders they will be ignored.
Please don’t take this that I still don’t love you and want to hear from you. I’m just trying to enlighten you on what the hell is going on with this brutally obnoxious social media company.
I’d like to be Linked Out