If you've ever used LinkedIn out of necessity but thought it was a shallow dump of disreputable content, this Twitter account is for you. Crap On LinkedIn is dedicated to exposing all the lies, toxic-positivity, and straight-up fiction they find on the platform, and they've been making quite a name for themselves recently doing it, too.

"I used to work in sales and we would always share cringy posts around the team," Kirsty Callaghan, founder of RicochetB2B and the main person behind Crap On LinkedIn, told Bored Panda. "We would always wonder why there wasn't [at the time] an online curation of these posts so I put a Twitter account together. It was quite tough finding the posts to share regularly but now we have dozens of suggestions daily from our audience."

Continue scrolling and check out some of the best (or worst?) posts they have tweeted so far.

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JacPot
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7 months ago

Wow! So inspiring!

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LinkedIn was launched in 2003, and Callaghan has also used it. Mainly, for networking and job hunting. "I find it to be quite a poor platform, personally, considering the rich data opportunities on offer. For example, when it was bought by Microsoft, I was convinced they were going to add some feature rich CRM based tools where you could record calls, conversations and information about connections in real time... It still hasn't been done. The advertising is also hugely expensive and judging by the ads I see, really poorly targeted."

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Hans
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7 months ago

"however, she slowly becomes suspicious of the cameras"

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To Callaghan, crap on LinkedIn is anything that's blatantly dishonest. Think heart-warming recruitment stories where a company hires someone with no skills just because they showed up dripping wet from the rain because they couldn't afford a car. Or posts that are irrelevant in a business environment -- like how cool someone's kid is. As Callaghan put it, all children are amazing, there's no need to make up a story about how they started a business at 4 years old selling lemonade to show off how great your parenting is. Finally, engagement bait. Like tacky videos of a robot built 10 years ago or a cute dog linked to some tedious business analogy.

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Marcellus the Third
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7 months ago

In my reading, the tall ones are the stupidly optimistic that believe the plan cannot fail; shorty goes "well but did you check (...)?"

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"LinkedIn is unfortunately a really boring platform content-wise," Callaghan said. "While people are scrolling around it, they're looking for stuff that's a bit different that they can engage with. There are tons of blogs online telling you how to use the LinkedIn algorithm to your benefit which certainly doesn't help. Things like long, spaced out posts improve a reader's engagement because they're scrolling through it which in turn improves the visibility to other people."

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bryguy
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7 months ago

"Hey Bill, how's you and the wife?" *Stares* tick...tick...tick...tick *still staring* ...30 seconds... "Good, Tim!"

RaroaRaroa
Community Member
7 months ago

Yeah, you'd really start to think Bill had some kind of cognitive difficulty if he just stared at you for even 5 seconds without responding.

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Lekha
Community Member
7 months ago

Wouldn't it make you seem dumb. I mean 30 is a bit too much

Bob Belcher
Community Member
7 months ago

This is actually a tactic as an auditor, but not for 30 seconds. If your asking someone a tough question just be quite and let them do the talking. Most of the time they'll let the truth slip because silence makes people nervous.

NMN
Community Member
7 months ago

My goal is to try to wait for the person to finish asking. This is hard already lol

kjorn
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7 months ago

2+2 ? ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 4

Flare
Community Member
7 months ago

You typed 30 dots, didn't you?

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DC
Community Member
7 months ago

Count silent or count loud?

Martha Meyer
Community Member
7 months ago

People will walk away thinking you are retarded or mute. 30 seconds is long enough to sing Happy Birthday. Twice.

Kathryn Baylis
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7 months ago

Nah, just makes you look really slow on the uptake. No comprende.

Sophia Krause
Community Member
7 months ago

“So I’m told”

Hans
Community Member
7 months ago

"what time is it?" - "...30 seconds ago it was 08:40!"

Connie Martin
Community Member
7 months ago

I spent far too long with a BF who thought it was clever of him to answer any question from a stranger at a social gathering with, "Why do you ask?" Offputting, obviously. Flaming narcissist.

BabaBizzle
Community Member
7 months ago

Or it makes you look like an idiot who can’t quickly answer a basic question. “ Or so I’m told “. By who, an unemployable mute?

Joanne Hudson
Community Member
7 months ago

I think most missed the point.

Danielle Renee
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

decline to speak first. lower your voice to create a position of power. leave the room unexpectedly. change the location at the last second.

Paizleypie
Community Member
7 months ago

Now I know why I've been asked such idiotic questions in the i interviews I've had . . . they're being asked by MORONS.

Maia Metz-Tolliver
Community Member
7 months ago

this guy in a roast battle: (his opponent:)"you are so dumb, you have to take 60 seconds just to process a single word !" him: *waits 30 seconds* "actually it's 30 seconds, b*tch"

Eric Mac Fadden
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7 months ago

He's known as Adnan "Slowpoke" Rafique

Eric Mac Fadden
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7 months ago

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Thisleton Woodrow Amadeus Tunt
Community Member
7 months ago

He looks like the token douche on every season of The Apprentice

TheDivineMs.M
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7 months ago

I wouldn't have the patience for this

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
7 months ago

When you're a solicitor it's just so you can charge your client more.

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Callaghan also pointed out that LinkedIn users tend to copy/paste post templates or just the exact same content that they saw viral on the platform, making it so inauthentic, repetitive and cringy.

"People really don't need to resort to posting 'Crap on LinkedIn' to get engagement. How many of those likes and comments result in a sell for that poster? Always ask yourself 'Is this really braggy?' 'Is this false?' 'Do my buyers care about this?' and delete where appropriate," Callaghan added. "In the meantime, if you see your post appear on our feed – take it as a lesson, be a good sport and have a nice day."

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troufaki13
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7 months ago

Sure, but money pays the rent so...

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WilvanderHeijden
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7 months ago

What face? The filtered photoshopped face or the natural "this is how I look in reality" face?

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troufaki13
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7 months ago

Stupidity is invincible.

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Marcellus the Third
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7 months ago

I have truly never heard of PB+apple as a combination.

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Hans
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7 months ago

"Aspiring Intrapreneur"...well, well..

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Paarth Manchanda
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7 months ago

so HuMbLe

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Wolfblood Fanatic
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7 months ago

*deep sigh*

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troufaki13
Community Member
7 months ago

"Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?" "I think so, Brain, but what are we going to do with 6 billion payment cards?"

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JacPot
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7 months ago

This type of person makes me throw up in my mouth.

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troufaki13
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7 months ago

And it's written in blood and sweat

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Hans
Community Member
7 months ago

How gracious!

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Hans
Community Member
7 months ago

How deep! How motivational! How...dumb.

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
7 months ago

He's Ferrari-adjacent at best... If I make a photo of me next to the Statue of Liberty, do you assume it's my statue? So how does this suggest he's even allowed to drive it (rent, lease, borrow)?

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Wolfblood Fanatic
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7 months ago

*DEEP SIGH*

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rspanther
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7 months ago

Because working hard will always be rewarded.

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Lekha
Community Member
7 months ago

So LinkedIn is about being dumb in a more sophisticated way

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MauKini
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7 months ago

... giving advice on quiting social media... on social media.. as a social media manager... wow.

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Marcellus the Third
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7 months ago

Fall 7x get up 8x... He counts getting up in the morning as his main achievement! I'm with him.

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Marcellus the Third
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7 months ago

Maybe he deleted his own account after spotting the verb "Marketing" in the title...

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Marcellus the Third
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7 months ago

It's probably for some diseased firm that has its essential documents (employee handbook? contracts? investor report?) in .ppt format.

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Wolfblood Fanatic
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7 months ago

I feel like this is a joke

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
7 months ago

I'm surprised he wasn't disappointed that LA didn't die just after he successfully poached them and could charge his original client 2x, for both placing his shortlived #1 and then his #2 candidate.

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Viviane
Community Member
7 months ago

What is it with white people, specifying race of non-whites regardless of whether or not it's relevant to the anecdote? One of my white friends does this a lot.

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Jo Choto
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7 months ago

People aren't brands. Or at least, they shouldn't be.

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
7 months ago

How is 1.52 = 7.5% of 279.78? [And if total tax is truly 1$ out of 200$ then there's little wonder why it's a dystopian wasteland.]

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
7 months ago

It's called Post Hoc.

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
7 months ago

Very very few died on Armistice Day tho.

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WilvanderHeijden
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7 months ago

So Linked In is actually just another social media site where people can display their stupidity.

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WilvanderHeijden
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7 months ago

So I can't read any books anymore until I have transformed into a vampire and sucked the blood out of countless virgins? Bummer....

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Hans
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7 months ago

Followers as a purpose...I suggest you take lessons from an influencer.

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Filipe Vieira
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7 months ago

I thought I was reading Trump when I finished the first sentence

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WilvanderHeijden
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7 months ago

Strange, because when people over 50 apply for a job, the companies tell them the exact opposite..

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Full Name
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7 months ago

What's the problem here? I don't get this article. The guy is improving himself daily and that's cringey?

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rspanther
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7 months ago

As if that really has any meaning.

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WilvanderHeijden
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7 months ago

You'd be surprised how many times you get conned if you treat everyone like they are the CEO of your favorite company.

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