Bloggers note: This is a test. Did I write this, or did AI?

I will post the other version tomorrow and then will discuss what I learned here Wednesday. Stay tuned.

LinkedIn is unique in many ways. From a 30,000-foot view:

  • It’s the only business-oriented social medium for 930 million professionals across the world to share knowledge, create communication by words, video, and graphics. It speeds up the learning process by providing a conversation format for experts to share what they know and help others appreciate the changes in their fields, as they happen. That’s perhaps its finest attribute.
  • LinkedIn is also overrun with abusive connection requests, bots posing as people, and the ensuing consternation among the users that it can give information you did not intend to share, and thus compromise your identity and personality. Perhaps its greatest weakness is that LinkedIn does not police abusers when well-intended users notify them. They send back in a bland formatted reply that they did not sense a compromise of the Community Standards, even though we are bombarded daily.
  • And finally, in the middle, LinkedIn is changing so frequently that the average user cannot keep up and gets frustrated with the constant and irregular updates, for them to throw up their hands and leave their profile weak, all too frequently, and they rarely entrust it enough to comment to Posts beyond a “thumbs up” or “smiling face.”

I marvel at what it could be for the regular users who need access to the body of knowledge in the global business thinktank. As a research tool, how much further could it be relied upon and never has to be concerned about connection requests that are bogus or inanimate?

Tomorrow: another version of this discussion, written by AI, or by myself--you be the judge.