Apr 26, 2014

Why I deleted my LinkedIn account



I was an early adopter of LinkedIn, user number 18770. Among the first ones in India.  I remember being in YahooGroups dedicated to how to increase your LinkedIn power. I remember telling my recruiting colleagues in 2003 that this thing needed to be watched. I even moderated a round-table about it.

But today I deleted my LinkedIn account. After almost 11 years.



Why?

Primarily when I realised that LinkedIn selectively owns your data. And while you might feel that a linkedin profile is needed, let me be frank, it's never helped me.

Maybe I will blog more about the experiment later