LinkedIn Pods Equal Manufactured Engagement

I learned something new last week. For all of my years working in social media, I was unaware of the existence and prevalence of LinkedIn Engagement Pods, and now that I am aware of them, I almost wish I wasn’t. Of course people game the system. Any system. That part isn’t new. And there’s nothing wrong with trying to figure out an algorithm to some … Continue reading LinkedIn Pods Equal Manufactured Engagement

Beware the mind-controlling algorithm

Beware the mind-controlling algorithm. When it comes to professional growth and development, allow me to urge you not to depend solely on algorithms developed by your favorite social media platforms of choice. Even if these algorithms are rooted in your previous behavior and seemingly provide you with an acceptable amount of content that piques your interest, and keeps you adequately informed, I find it dangerous. … Continue reading Beware the mind-controlling algorithm

Should you be seeking permission before posting Zoom meetings on social media?

Everyone’s doing it. Posting images of their various Zoom conferences, happy hours, team meetings and other virtual events on social media, particularly LinkedIn. I am personally getting tired of seeing so many, but I don’t judge how others use social media. I can just scroll past the items that don’t interest me. I’m also keen on using the tools provided, whether it’s muting content, unfollowing … Continue reading Should you be seeking permission before posting Zoom meetings on social media?

Combating the sea of sameness

Do you ever tire of reading through comments connected to user-generated content with no counterpoints, different opinions, other ideas to consider or anything remotely contrarian? I do. And it looks like LinkedIn may be as well and would like to see a bit of variety in the comments based on it’s new prompts. Today I noticed a slew of of new automated “starter responses” above … Continue reading Combating the sea of sameness