August 23, 2010

Massive Cross-Posting Dilutes Value of LinkedIn et al

I'm getting increasingly irritated at people who use various apps to simultaneously post to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. Or perhaps I should say that I'm getting increasingly pissed off at social media sites that open up their APIs to any and all apps.

When I'm on LinkedIn I'm not looking for used cars. When I'm on Facebook, I'm not looking for references.

This shotgun approach is eventually going to adulterate and dilute some of these media to the point that they will become useless. I for one, feel they should be kept separate and focused upon their niches.

We've lost the basic filters.

I would have thought that LinkedIn would never allow "I'm selling my car" posts. Well, last time  I looked at my LinkedIn home page, more than half of the "network updates" were of that ilk. So where's LinkedIn's uniqueness now?

Posted by Paul at August 23, 2010 08:45 PM