According to my LinkedIn profile I have 635 connections and according to my activity report, my LinkedIn activity touches only about 100 of my connections. Between messages, profile views and posts views, my monthly activity is composed of about 400 “touch points” (indicates some type of interaction).
When looking at how I rank in profile views among my connections, I found out that I’m in the upper 50% of my network. A rank that is not good but not bad either, depending on how people use LinkedIn.
It is really interesting to see that in the top 10 viewed profiles in my network, there are 9 female professionals with very good-looking appearance. Don’t get me wrong, all of them have a very solid professional career and I’m sure people want to connect with them. The only male in my top 10 is Governor Jerry Brown, I guess some of us really want to know if he will ever reply to any of our messages.
LinkedIn is without doubt the leading online platform for professionals, but it has gotten to a point where people might be confused about its purpose. Sometimes it seems to be an online Rolodex that you open only when you need something. Some other times people think it is Facebook and they add posts that are not business related. Others also think it is cool to show that they have thousands of connections; that never connect with them.
Maybe, there is room for another online platform that caters to these type of users. For me, I will keep using it to establish professional connections.
What do you think?