Editorial: LinkedIn Must Die

   There are some social media services that work for the benefit of everybody, such as Snapchat. Who doesn’t want to invest all their time into taking photos that vanish after one second or 24 hours?  Other social media platforms have been wrongly discontinued, such as Vine, which was ideal in terms of providing many people with their “five seconds of fame” and such.

   The latest trend has been live-streaming services such as Instagram Live, Facebook Live, and even the ever-elusive Twitter Live. In addition, thousands of popular FaceTime clones have been created, for the purpose of being exactly like one another. People eat this stuff up, so it spreads like wildfire.

   Even if you don’t think that these crazes are a net positive, you have to agree that they at least serve their collective intent of supplying people with what they want to be supplied. There is one service in particular that is an major exception to this trend. No, it’s not Facebook, although it is dying in a similar fashion. This service, as given away by this article’s title, is LinkedIn.

   The mission statement of LinkedIn is probably something along the lines of “pretend to connect ’employers’ with potential employees”. Unfortunately, this purpose is not served, for reasons that we all know. It is extremely easy to make an account under false pretenses, and innocent youths with poor decision-making capabilities will suffer the probable loss of their childhood to the LinkedIn menace. It spoils the mind of a youngster like you wouldn’t believe. The solution: unknown. Hopefully, one day, it will be known, or LinkedIn will collapse under its own antagonistic weight.