I recently read an article written by Donna Serdula, “How Do I Remain Anonymous on Linkedin? 5 Easy Steps!“, that indirectly supports being anonymous on Linkedin. I totally disagree with the publishing of this article, although at the end she did defend how she really felt about anonymous users:
“LinkedIn works best when you open yourself up to it. I can understand wanting to retain some privacy but you are also possibly missing opportunities. Determine what is best for you and go down that path! I wish you luck!“.
So why do I a disagree with the article? I feel that being an anonymous user on Linkedin is a total waste of time and promoting it in any kind of way is not good for the social media platform. Yes, Linkedin allows you to do it, but I do have a problem with anonymous users and my problem is that they are taking up space making snide remarks that disrupt forward moving conversations in group discussions.
I spend a lot of time in Linkedin groups and some of the discussions I have been in were rudely interrupted by advertisements or ignorant remarks by anonymous users. Hey, but what can you really do about it? Anyone can easily make a fake profile and disrupt any discussion or conversation on Linkedin, but I do not believe in promoting it for this reason.
If you are an anonymous Linkedin user, then you must be a spy or someone who is afraid to let your boss know that you are on, but I have to tell you, that it is a complete waste of time unless you are just looking to gather some quick, cheesy metrics. As an anonymous user, people are wary of you and spend very little time engaging your profile, if at all.
So if you are a Linkedin user who is NOT anonymous, please do not promote anonymous usage in any shape, form or fashion. It takes away from the quality of Linkedin discussions and it clogs up the easy flow communications throughout Linkedin as a whole.
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