LinkedIn Is The New Facebook: Here's What You Need To Know

How did this happen?

Back when Facebook was gaining popularity among my generation (X) it was slow moving. Some posted updates from the mundane "John is: excited it's Friday!" To the silly "Joe sent you an invite to play, (insert game name here)."

Today Facebook has become an extension of everything in our lives.

It's our town hall, poker night, kids soccer game. It's our girl's night out, our news channel, and vacation. It's even become our political rally.

It's human nature. And it's a definitive cultural shift.

What can we do about it?

The more comfortable people get with a social media platform, the more uncomfortable the content they share becomes. If the lighter, even silly content bothers you, do what I do. Let LinkedIn help you curate your news feed.

If you see content you don't like, just click on the three dots in the upper right-hand corner of the post.

When you do this, LinkedIn offers you three options:

  1. Hide this post
  2. Unfollow
  3. Report

For me, this was a necessary change to ensure that I have a great experience on LinkedIn. I do the same on Facebook too.

Like every other platform before it, LinkedIn is evolving. They've just released a new interface and it looks more like Facebook than ever. I love it.

LinkedIn is the new Facebook. Deal with it.

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