LinkedIn is becoming more aggressive about pulling back features – unless users pay for an account.
Most are not so happy about the changes, and a quarter are pulling usage back.
Let’s have a look at January’s poll numbers.
Nobody happy about it
This isn’t a surprise, but I left the “we like it” option in there – somebody might think it’s a good thing.
But no, that’s not the case.
The best we get is the slim response that it doesn’t matter.
Yes, nearly ninety percent of the responses indicate a dislike for the changes at LinkedIn.
Hard to imagine a more nearly uniform response to a poll. (Unless you count the unfavorable opinion of a local politician that sued one of his constituents for medical damages after the politician trespassed in a construction zone and slipped and fell. The homeowner graciously did not press the trespass charges and the politician belongs to the party that wants to limit medical lawsuits – the irony is not lost on anyone…)
Charts and such
All right, all right, here’s the poll. Visitors were asked to respond to this question:
What do you think of new limitations on the LinkedIn site?
It’s hard to knock results.
People use LinkedIn because it is free, safe, and effective.
Even if it’s a little bit less free today.
Next up – How big is your network?
Looking for a topic for this next poll, I realized that my network has passed a milestone. I just made my 400th connection.
And when you know and trust before connecting, that’s a reasonably difficult feat. As I mentioned in last week’s post about the visualization of my network – it covers nearly all of the professional, social and personal circles I maintain.
So – how many connections do you have? I’ll be interested to see the selection of readers (and responders) this site brings in.
Check it out – just over to the right and up.
To your continued success,