LinkedIn & Trust

June 24th, 2014 | by Jason Alba |

Can you trust LinkedIn?

Read this post from Mr. LinkedIn: This Is Why LinkedIn Should Never ‘Retire’ A Feature

I totally agree with Mark.  How can we continue to use a system if they keep removing features?  Especially if the features are something I build (by adding my content, like a CRM / contact manager)?

As I use it, then they remove it, I lose trust.

And then they announce the next greatest thing, and I forgive and use that, and they REMOVE IT.

It only takes so many times before I don’t trust them at all.

I revisit my question: what is the value proposition of LinkedIn?  Is it that I can search for and find important contacts?  And hopefully, somehow, communicate with them?

Or is it all the other stuff (a la pinterest + facebook + twitter, etc.)?

If they keep moving their focus around, I go back to the primary value, and if that changes, then maybe I visit them a lot less often.

A la myspace….!

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