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  1. Al Sacco's Avatar
    So exactly one year ago today, Microsoft closed its acquisition of LinkedIn, the world's largest business-focused social network. Microsoft paid more than $26 billion. As of last spring, LinkedIn had half a billion users and 10 million job listing, according to Fortune.com.

    I've been on LinkedIn for years, probably almost a decade. Honestly, I used to use it a lot more, but nowadays, I pretty much just keep it open for new job opportunities. (You never know, right?) But I also get a ton of random connection requests from people I don't know ... and I'm not sure I really get much value from it.

    How about you? Do you use LinkedIn? Why or why not? And do you find yourself using it more or less since Microsoft bought the social network?
    12-08-2017 05:31 AM
  2. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I've never used it. 👍
    12-08-2017 06:10 AM
  3. aximtreo's Avatar
    Nope, never loaded or tried to use it. Would have a hard time explaining to some one what it is and why it exists. I must have missed MS showcasing this app or slept through the sales pitch. :(.
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    12-08-2017 08:16 AM
  4. Guytronic's Avatar
    I have a lost profile there somewhere. Used it a few times to locate info on people.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-08-2017 08:34 AM
  5. Rupert Holmes's Avatar
    I had an account long before MS bought it. I think it was a waste of money for MS, would have been better spent on WinMobile or making Cortana stronger. I have seen no real change since purchase. At times, it gets a Facebook feel, due to personal posts. I have used it, along with FB to find app developers for private conversations. Keep my resume and work history on site, interesting to see who looks at it. Might help you, does not hurt, if you stay professional.
    Laura Knotek and Kevin Rush like this.
    12-08-2017 08:56 AM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I have a profile, but I almost never use LinkedIn. It's the social media everyone signs up for but rarely uses. I haven't found it useful at all. It's mainly random requests from people I don't know.
    12-08-2017 10:42 AM
  7. opdiefiets's Avatar
    I didn't use it a lot before or after MS acquired it.
    I don't use Facebook a lot either, lacking digital social presence I think.
    12-10-2017 12:37 PM
  8. John Walsh3's Avatar
    When I desperately needed to change jobs I tried to use it. It provided 0% usefulness. Now that I have a good job I get regular queries from recruiters. Most of them are in places like Detroit, northeast New Jersey or California, places I can see no good reason to move to.

    I really can't fathom the need to give birthday greetings on a "business" website.
    the_craze likes this.
    12-10-2017 12:42 PM
  9. DCW1000's Avatar
    Barely used it before, haven't upped my involvement since. The service just doesn't offer anything that I feel I need.
    12-10-2017 12:46 PM
  10. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    I don't as much as I used to. Not really sure why. It might be a personal zeitgeist thing, that I don't need it as much as this point in time. LinkedIn has recently added more social media attributes, educational tools and a news timeline. It may be a thing, but not for me. Also many profiles I am looking for are not readily searchable or you need a premium subscription. That subscription is too expensive for occasional use, and it raises concerning questions for me, like who is controlling who's data?
    12-10-2017 12:58 PM
  11. Great deal's Avatar
    As a recruiter I've also used it for years and years. it's a shadow of its former self and i don't use it like I used to. No way I'm paying them for something that used to be free. the features keep disappearing.
    TechFreak1 and Kevin Rush like this.
    12-10-2017 01:10 PM
  12. Shrave's Avatar
    I use it about the same as I used to use it: not at all.
    12-10-2017 01:36 PM
  13. TechFreak1's Avatar
    So exactly one year ago today, Microsoft closed its acquisition of LinkedIn, the world's largest business-focused social network. Microsoft paid more than $26 billion. As of last spring, LinkedIn had half a billion users and 10 million job listing, according to Fortune.com.

    I've been on LinkedIn for years, probably almost a decade. Honestly, I used to use it a lot more, but nowadays, I pretty much just keep it open for new job opportunities. (You never know, right?) But I also get a ton of random connection requests from people I don't know ... and I'm not sure I really get much value from it.

    How about you? Do you use LinkedIn? Why or why not? And do you find yourself using it more or less since Microsoft bought the social network?
    Yes, all windows users have got to use is a web wrapper and nothing for mobile. If they coded a UWP app it would be easy to target mobile with minimal code.

    Speaks volumes that there is no UWP app, how is anyone supposed to make a concrete case for developers to consider the 'Microsoft' store when Microsoft themselves doesn't bother.

    Heck there is no Mixer UWP in the road map either.
    Kevin Rush and boydtoven like this.
    12-10-2017 02:48 PM
  14. bbennett40's Avatar
    Linkdwho?
    12-10-2017 03:16 PM
  15. Gregorius Magnus's Avatar
    I use it the same amount, for the same things. I don't think it changed at all. It was and still is useful to me.
    12-10-2017 03:22 PM
  16. Jonathan Smyth's Avatar
    Zeitgeist. Nice. My "new word" of the day. Now I can make other people as confused as I was when I read it in your post. :)
    12-10-2017 04:00 PM
  17. Ed Parr's Avatar
    I've been Linked Out through my entire career. I've also never read a Face Book.
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    12-10-2017 04:09 PM
  18. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Yes, all windows users have got to use is a web wrapper and nothing for mobile. If they coded a UWP app it would be easy to target mobile with minimal code.

    Speaks volumes that there is no UWP app, how is anyone supposed to make a concrete case for developers to consider the 'Microsoft' store when Microsoft themselves doesn't bother.

    Heck there is no Mixer UWP in the road map either.
    Not entirely accurate. It's available to sideload and it works fine. I rarely use it, or any social media, but it's good to have to see industry trends.

    Sent from my Idol 4S on mTalk
    12-10-2017 04:55 PM
  19. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Forgot the link in case someone is interested.

    https://mspoweruser.com/257536-2/

    Sent from my Idol 4S on mTalk
    12-10-2017 04:57 PM
  20. Charis Ntouroutlis's Avatar
    I use it more
    12-10-2017 05:17 PM
  21. unmorphed's Avatar
    I actually use it more, but I don't think it has anything to do with the acquisition.
    12-10-2017 05:49 PM
  22. dumbog's Avatar
    I am one of those that still uses a Windows Mobile 10 Lumia 950 and I used to check LinkedIn when I had the app atleast once a week. Ever since they removed the app on their own OS, I haven't checked LinkedIn in a few months.
    markeboyle and Kevin Rush like this.
    12-10-2017 06:44 PM
  23. PeterFnet's Avatar
    I use it less after the app for phone was killed and turned into a web app. It was adding insult to injury when the web app's UI would pop up and remind me there's an Android app!
    markeboyle and Kevin Rush like this.
    12-10-2017 06:45 PM
  24. fdalbor's Avatar
    Are you kidding, I use it less since they bought it. Can't see much, if any difference. After they stopped support on their own phones for it and I switched to Android I just about quit using it at all.
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    12-10-2017 08:20 PM
  25. markeboyle's Avatar
    is there a w10m app for that?..... I rest my case...
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    12-10-2017 08:48 PM
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