News Flash, LinkedIn Is NOT a Dating Site

Lord, where do I even Start with this one!

My fellow ladies. I’m disappointed and utterly disgusted. Why? Because LinkedIn has become an online version of a New York City street.

When I joined LinkedIn, I did so because I wanted to network with other professionals and further my career. But instead, LinkedIn has become a go-to place for guys to yell at me about my looks rather than my portfolio.

I’ll elaborate.

Here’s a LinkedIn message a friend of mine received last week. My friend is an attractive blonde, UCSB graduate, and tech recruiter in San Francisco. She had never met or heard of this guy before – this message was entirely out of the blue.

Subject: Cute Smiles

What a cute smile you have on here (on a nice profile) you look resplendent in such a way that intrigues everyone that views your profile. I was actually browsing through the list of my connections when I came across yours, pulsed and couldn’t resist to say hi having seen such unique beauty.

I sincerely apologize for writing such personal message to you as I understand that this Professional Networking site prohibits it, but just like I said, I couldn’t resist to say hi.

Please do you mind staying in touch? I would love to know more about you.

Hope to hear from you soon.

WARMEST THOUGHTS.

If this had been said in the workplace, it would be classified as sexual harassment.

While many of us will probably just laugh it off, why treat a professional networking site any less professional than the workplace?

Females have worked hard and come so far to be treated equally at work.

Now, this isn’t to say women aren’t hitting on guys on LinkedIn, too. And not all men are creepy LinkedIn nerds. This is just my personal experience. However, after speaking with a few friends of mine, I KNOW this happens regularly with a lot of women.

Guys (and girls), if you find yourself wanting to hit on someone, that’s a-okay. We all need love.

Only next time you want to get your cyber creep on, follow these directions:

Close LinkedIn

Download Tinder

Download OKCupid

Download Coffee Meets Bagel

Troll as much as your heart can handle

See how many alternatives there are? They are sites actually intended for dating. Unlike LinkedIn. Hell, OKCupid even has a filter so you can find someone within a specific income bracket. See, it’s a lot easier to keep the online dating messages within an online dating site.

Unless, of course, LinkedIn has a “hot woman” and “at least an 8 out of 10” filter. Possibly that’s a Premium feature?

And of course, if you want an even more dependable piece of advice, GET OFF THE COMPUTER! Hit on a girl in person. As long as it’s friendly and funny, we love that shit!

One last little thing

Hence, to prove my point, I did a little experiment of my own.

Simply by posting one modeling picture of myself once a day for the past 5 days, I have received over 1600 new connection request. ALL FROM MEN! My profile views went up from 200 a day to well over 1,000 a day. And of course the utmost disrespectful messages I have ever seen in my lifetime! It is beyond deplorable. But hey, at least creeps are consistent!

Please feel free to comment, good or bad.

How Apps Are Evolving the News and Magazine Industry

Everybody is ‘on the go’ with little time to sit for a while at calm and consume quality content. The urge of people to go through high-quality contents including news, entertainment stories or editorials has led to the upsurge of news apps. They have become the new frontier for magazines to help people go through the latest news stories and stay updated.

With dozens and dozens of news channels penetrating in the market, it is not everyone’s cup of tea to get into readers’ hands. Thus, it requires a well-integrated, winning strategy with efficient resources to break the ice and get increased downloads and usage. Following here are some of the vital factors that will signify how apps ultimately work as a boon for your business.

The New Frontier of Money Making

Magazines have an array of profit-making tools such as advertisements, subscriptions, sponsored events and paid articles. However, in the mobile-first world, you need to dig out ways by which, you can earn profits via your news application. A reader visits your app just and just to read useful contents and not to watch out banner ads. Thus, to offer a seamless experience, you should think of intuitive ways of displaying ads. Such creative ways include displaying sponsored articles below general articles or showing videos at bottom of the page.

Push Notifications

While talking about online or paper magazines, you can refer notifications to the readers only when they wish to. On the contrary, with a news app, you can send instant push notifications to readers for going through the latest stories. Moreover, it will help readers to stay in control whether they want to receive the notifications or not by disabling or enabling these services.

Social Media Connectivity

The people who visit your app daily are certainly loyal to your business. However, it is important to find out potential ways to reach rest of the world and expand your reader base. Considering this issue, social media is the best place to showcase your stories. Promoting your articles via social media can help you to fetch a wider scale of audience. Moreover, your can include a feature in it to help readers share the news on various social networking platforms as well.

Easy Navigation

In magazines, it is important to offer something interesting and new to the readers on their most liked topics. In a news application, you can develop a range of categories from which, the reader can select his preferred topic. Thus, it works as a centralised place for them to go through all the stories of that genre. Moreover, you can highlight all the relevant articles at bottom of the article. You can also place a segment of breaking stories, live videos which, readers can get easily access.

There are endless opportunities to explore for the news industry by making it mobile-driven. All you need to do is assign a group of talented app developers for building it right and promote it wisely.

Technology News – Want to Stay Updated?

Are you interested in knowing about the latest technology updates and prefer being in touch with it every now and then? Well the importance of being in touch with the technology news cannot be ignored especially in the modern times. Therefore, if you happen to be one of those, you certainly would like to find out the latest and upcoming technology news and updates as they all can turn out to be extremely beneficial for you.

In order to keep yourself updated, you need to make sure that you have your hands on some of the most reliable and trustworthy technology news sources that can be truly helpful in providing you with timely and appropriate information. One of the most popular and commonly utilized information sources related to technology news comprises of the Internet, tech magazines, and TV shows.

You can find a lot of information via these particular information sources however, some of these are a lot better than others and following are the reasons why you can opt for various subscriptions to several appropriate technology magazines; on the other hand, it also has some demerits and this is that you will get updated only once a month and making it a best case scenario, it can be once a month. Taking into account the fastest and robust means technology is evolving in the present times, you could be losing out on a lot of important stuff and you will be getting informed a lot later as compared to most of the people around you. Overall, all these magazines are an extremely appealing means to have around you but they should not be your primary source of information.

Another vital option you must be able to access to get yourself updated is via several TV programs that feature on the latest and upcoming gadgets and a lot more. However, the issue with this source of information is that you will be only updated while the TV show goes on air which actually means that you will have to make your schedule in accordance to the time the program is being aired. Instead, you can do one thing and that can be to record the programs even if you do not have enough time to watch while they are being broadcasted and you can watch them later in accordance to your convenience so that you can catch up with the latest technology news with the rest of the world.

One of the most commonly utilized sources of information for fresh and upcoming technology news is the World Wide Web where you will be able to see all the updates right away as they are posted. Each and every time a new news is being posted, you will be getting it instantly into your inbox if you subscribe for the RSS feed.