Open Letter from LinkedIn’s Algorithm

I’m getting a little fed up of the blame culture here on LinkedIn and, to be honest, it’s getting me down.

The algorithm did this, the algorithm did that … and all because you’re getting rubbish in your LinkedIn newsfeed.

Well, IT’S NOT MY FAULT!

(Sorry about the capitals but I feel reallllllly strongly about this)

Well, when I say it’s not my fault, it is sort of … but it’s yours too!

“How can we help?” I hear you ask?

Well for starters if you think something you see is good and it’s something you’d like to see more of, then LET ME KNOW! I’m not a mind reader after all.

Just ‘Like’ it or ‘Love’ it or ‘Celebrate’ it or any of the other buttons – that way, I’ve got half a chance of knowing I should be showing you more things like that.

If you really want to make it really easy for me then leave a comment on the post … that will make it clear that you’ve really got into the topic and want to get properly involved.

It’s not rocket science.

If there’s a particular person whose stuff you want to see more of, then go to their profile and “like” say 5 of their posts … that way I’ll get the message and know to show you more from them when they next post.

If you don’t like something, then I’m keen to know that too. I like to learn and better myself.

Yes, really.

See the ‘three dots’ (ellipsis if you prefer) at the top? Click that and then tell me why you don’t like it and I’ll try to make you don’t see so much of it. Simples, yes?

And if you don’t want me involved at all then just change little tag at the top of the page from ‘Top’ to ‘Recent’. I WON’T BE OFFENDED … or at least I promise to hide it well.

That way you just see the latest stuff, not the things I think you want to see.

And if you really really want to avoid me, then type the words you’re looking for in the Search box at the top of the page, choose ‘Post’ and I’ll show you things that contain that word. See, now you’re in control.

I know this is a bit of a personal post and I’m sorry to have got emotional, but ultimately I just want to be loved … so please help.

And if you could take down those posts about “How to beat the algorithm” (which are really hurtful by the way) then that would be most appreciated too.

Yours truly / Hugs & kisses / Love & Peace * (delete as applicable)

The Algorithm
(Just call me Algy for short)

Mark White, LinkedIn trainer

Mark White, LinkedIn trainer

My passion is helping companies and individuals to use and APPLY LinkedIn more effectively - that is to use it to develop new business, find a new role, to market yourself, your company and products ... whatever your reason for using LinkedIn is! I run internal workshops for companies looking to bring their key people or teams up to speed and run public courses around the UK.
Mark White, LinkedIn trainer
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