If you are a professional and are actively engaged in social media then you probably have a profile on LinkedIn. You also are likely to participate in discussions from time to time.
Generally, I’ve been disappointed with how discussion groups are monitored (or NOT) on LinkedIn. The spam, sales pitches and the irrelevant discussions detract from the overall experience.
However, there are those I find somewhat comical.
Take, for example, this discussion found in the Executive Suite. The question “In one word, what do you live for?” was posed about one month ago. Believe it when I say at last count there was close to 900 responses, more than any other discussion I’ve seen on LinkedIn.
Insight, freedom, family, truth, passion, fun, love, today, harmony, happiness, joy, God, death, experiment, etc. Yes, real answers.
Just shoot me now.
What is it? The simplicity of the question, or do they really believe there is an epiphany in their one word answer?
Another discussion that struck my funny bone is found in the Biotech Investment Group titled “New Fund Raising Due Diligence Check List”. At last count there were 154 responses along the lines of “please send me a copy”. Due diligence list, investment group…never mind.
To the users that respond to these questions, please keep in mind that each response generates an email to those following the group. Please think before you hit enter.
What ideas do you have to clean up the discussion groups on LinkedIn?