You won't find me on LinkedIn
It is very likely that if you are viewing this page you work in an HR position for a company that in during selection process has requested a link to my LinkedIn profile. I'm sorry, but you may not like knowing that I don't have one, and you may even dismiss my candidature for this reason alone.
However, if you are interested in knowing my reasons for making this choice, in these paragraphs, I will try to explain why I believe LinkedIn is a horrible platform that both industry and society in general should firmly reject. Also, at the bottom of this page, you will find a bunch of links to further readings in case you want to delve deeper into this topic.
Don't relinquish control over your professional life
This applies to LinkedIn and any other centralized employment platform. Do we really need an external actor to control our professional connections and those of the entire planet? It seems so, at least in today's modern times, it looks like we are not able to establish direct relationships between jobseekers and employers effectively otherwise.
This doesn't make any sense if you think about it, humanity has always functioned without these massive centralized silos of workers and unemployment rates were far lower, nowadays, we've drastically lost the ability to find/offer jobs without digital platforms. Sad.
It's just a social network, not a professional one
Spam, fake content, bots and people lying
LinkedIn’s Alternate Universe - Fadeke Adegbuyi
Reasons not to use LinkedIn - Richard Stallman
LinkedIn - Criticism and controversies - Wikipedia
Data from half a billion LinkedIn users has been scraped and put online - Jonathan Vanian
LinkedIn is the worst of social media. Should I delete my account? - Elle Hunt
LinkedIn sucks - John Biggs
6 Reasons Why LinkedIn Sucks. As Told Through Memes. - Matt S. Smith
New LinkedIn Data Leak Leaves 700 Million Users Exposed
Experts debate the ethics of LinkedIn’s algorithm experiments on 20M users