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Trung Phan

LinkedIn’s Future Is a Joke

The professional network has more than 850 million users but a dearth of non-cringey content — a huge content arbitrage opportunity versus other social platforms. 

Live, laugh, LinkedIn.

Live, laugh, LinkedIn.

Illustration: Jessica Karl

I recently saw one of the most absurd LinkedIn posts — and odds are good that you may have, too.

Alex Cohen, a product manager for Carbon Health, relayed the story of how he saved money for his startup while on a business trip. Instead of ordering room service, Cohen says, he bought some raw chicken breast and cooked it using the hotel room’s coffee brewing pot. He posted this image, saying, “It’s the little things that get you promoted.”