Has LinkedIn lost some of its appeal?

June 8th, 2010 | by Jason Alba |

That is Peter Newfield’s question on LinkedIn… there are 22 answers and it’s really interesting.

Some say the early adopters are out because they just go look for shiny stuff, but the value is still definitely there.

Others say that LinkedIn moved Answers off the main menu and that has decreased the value.

Some say it’s too much work, others say it’s awesome.

There’s some great discussion on that LinkedIn Answers thread… what do YOU think?  Has LinkedIn lost some of its appeal?

  1. 4 Responses to “Has LinkedIn lost some of its appeal?”

  2. By Aidan Foley on Jun 8, 2010 | Reply

    LinkedIn’s Appeal could be Recaptured if they would implement Suggestions from some of their Power Users. Anyone up for a Survey to the Power Users?

  3. By Lisa Hendrickson on Jun 10, 2010 | Reply

    I’m up for it, and I have over 200 clients from LinkedIn. Those that are not using LinkedIn for what they need may be losing it appeal, but not me! I am loving it every day.

    I also have a lot more invested than the average person.

    Just sayin’.


  4. By Jason Alba on Jun 11, 2010 | Reply

    @Aidan – feel free to send me survey questions…. maybe I can get it going.

    @Lisa – would love to interview you and learn how you have gotten any (200+?? Awesome…) clients from LI.

  5. By Lisa Hendrickson on Jun 11, 2010 | Reply

    Keep in mind, just because you have 1000′s of contacts, doesn’t make you a power user. Makes you a power contact collector in some cases. I think the whole “power user” should be limited to those that actually use it to make money, market their business and use it outside of “pushing social media” applications. This is becoming a trend I have noticed.

    Those have actually ROI to prove. I have great ROI because LinkedIn costs me nothing, other than my time. I put in easily 10 hours or more a week doing LinkedIn work.

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