Good Bye LinkedIn! This will be my shortest ever newsletter.
I have terminated my LinkedIn membership. This morning I saw a post that quoted True North as an unbiased and reliable news source. Really? And the I lost respect for those who gave the post a thumbs up. True North is just another rabbit hole and echo chamber for angry people. What is next? Links to QAnon? Videos of Tucker Carlson? War in the Ukraine? Why not get commentary from RT News. And on the left – Commondreams.org and Alternet.org! Before reciting a media source, check its bias and then think again before reciting!
This decision cannot come as a surprise to anyone. I recently wrote a whole newsletter on this dilemma and my decision to stick with LinkedIn. But no more!
So I am gone! No great loss for LinkedIn, I am sure. I will continue on with my web site because I like to write. I know that my opinions may offend readers from time to time but it is my blog! And, I do try do to be even handed and put things in context. I probably fail more often than I would like.
So now, no social media at all. I have found extra time for doing things that won’t depress me. Good bye LinkedIn!
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