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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Anagram margana
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2 months ago

That’s actually kind of fun... not real life fun, but still...

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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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2 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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2 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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2 months ago

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

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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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WilvanderHeijden
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2 months ago

As Dan Price has proven, people will do even more when you pay them a decent wage.

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Danielle
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2 months ago

I don't get why is it strange to sit anywhere without a laptop or iphone.

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troufaki13
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2 months ago

Stupidity is invincible.

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Hans
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2 months ago

Apple truly is an unsuccessful brand. a mere desaster to world famous NameDrop in comparison.

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Hans
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2 months ago

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

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Bear
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2 months ago

Meditation classes lol. Probably the last thing a homeless guy needs. That's like giving your dog a pair of shoes instead of food and water. Way to pat yourself on the back on that one.

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

Who, me? I like putting firecrackers in ant hills. And pizza.

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troufaki13
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2 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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2 months ago

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

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

Mine is made out of plywood and cardboard with lots of duct tape. It's out back on the forklift.

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bryguy
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2 months ago

On today's episode of "This Never Happened"

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Matilda Gross
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2 months ago

Can't wait for 2020 to flip back on it's legs.

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Marcellus the Third
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2 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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2 months ago

*DEEP SIGH*

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Jo Choto
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2 months ago

These poor sad humans have no idea of the purpose of life.

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Lekha
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2 months ago

So LinkedIn is about being dumb in a more sophisticated way

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MauKini
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2 months ago

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

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Kenny Kulbiski
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2 months ago

An oldie but goodie. " If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. After that give up. You're just making an ass of yourself.

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Marcellus the Third
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2 months ago

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

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Gin
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2 months ago

200+ slides is not a presentation, but an audio book that everyone is forced to listen to at the same time.

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bryguy
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2 months ago

I think what Clive was hinting at was "Gary, your annoying and nobody cares"

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Hans
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2 months ago

It is called social engineering, and it easily gets unethical.

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Viviane
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2 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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Bob Belcher
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2 months ago

It's amazing how full of themselves some people are.

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Jo Choto
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2 months ago

For me, it's always been enough to connect with that other human being. I don't get this whole "now I must show the internet my receipt while humble-bragging" bullshit.

Tabitha L
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2 months ago

The receipt makes it extra icky. I don't know why. But it does.

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MammaG
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2 months ago

"I'm not sharing this to toot my own horn," she said, while tooting her own horn.

Tabitha L
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2 months ago

Toot toot.

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Marcellus the Third
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2 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.]

kate h
Community Member
2 months ago

Regular groceries are not taxed in Ohio. The person had ~$20 in non-grocery items.

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Slim Bluesbender
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2 months ago

It's a Jeep thing

Slune
Community Member
2 months ago

Karen in her Jeep!

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Jake B
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2 months ago

Yeah. If you were truly compassionate you wouldn't have shared the receipt.

Jake B
Community Member
2 months ago

So you are tooting your own horn and want ata girls

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LittleMissLotus
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2 months ago

Maybe people would have believed you weren't tooting your own horn more if you hadn't posted the photo just to prove how much you helped

Gin
Community Member
2 months ago

If she helped and talked, I'm ok with it. But showing how MUCH she helped?! That IS tooting her own horn.

avery31415
Community Member
2 months ago

It would've been a little better if she didn't show the pic of the receipt.

Mimi M
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

She just got ripped off. I did that once for a woman outside of a store (spent about 60 bucks for a huge amount of stuff that I couldn't afford). A couple of days later I saw her again doing the same thing. Note: In NYC and other places, children/babies are used as props for panhandlers. If that woman was totally legit, she could have easily gotten gov't food aid.

Mimi M
Community Member
2 months ago

You just got ripped off.

RaroaRaroa
Community Member
2 months ago

Also a possibility.

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BabaBizzle
Community Member
2 months ago

Stop tooting your own horn. You went on a shopping spree, afraid to let your partner know and used some fake ass homeless family as your get out of jail card. Nice manicured nails for someone who “can’t afford it”. Ok Pinocchio 🤥

Jennifer Brown
Community Member
2 months ago

why do they always say "I'm not doing this to toot my own horn" they hell you aren't!

okpkpkp
Community Member
2 months ago

Except for some small item/s it looks as though it was all spent on food as I assume that food everywhere is not taxed. But Karen, pullleeze.

Erica Kendrick
Community Member
2 months ago

r/thathappened

Sue Koches
Community Member
2 months ago

Darlin', you got taken! I have done the same, but not to that extent! What did she do, have you pay for her meals for the next 2 weeks? Also, if you don't want to boast, change your story. "Today, while I was at the store, I saw a (put in gender here) approach a woman with 3 kids..." Don't say it was you and if you need to talk about how much was spent, say you overheard the cashier.

JJM
Community Member
2 months ago

That makes you an idiot. Look at what you paid for a person who just conned you out of $279.78. Don't give me that bleeding heart bullshit, a true person in need would not put her kids out there as ransom. I do believe in helping others but in some cases it's just a con job

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

1.52 = 7.5%. So 1% = (1.52 / 7.5) = 0.2026. 100% = 20.26.

Gin
Community Member
2 months ago

With 7,5% tax making $1,52, the sum of which the tax is counted is ~$20, not $279. 🤔

kate h
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2 months ago

Regular groceries are not taxed in Ohio. The person had ~$20 in non-grocery items.

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Jo Choto
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2 months ago

Non-death comes from the times you keep breathing.

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Marcellus the Third
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2 months ago

Very very few died on Armistice Day tho.

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Mark
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2 months ago

No, it just means they will rip out the business seats to fit more regular ones in, lower the price a bit and before you know it 10% more people per flight than there was before. Way to go!!!

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WilvanderHeijden
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2 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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2 months ago

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

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Kate
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2 months ago

If you eat garbage, all you’re showing people is that you’ll take their shit, too.

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WilvanderHeijden
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2 months ago

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

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Jo Choto
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2 months ago

AKA, today I pretended to be statue on the train while some rando took my pic.

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Jo Choto
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2 months ago

I honestly didn't realize that LinkedIn was the new Insta.

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WilvanderHeijden
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2 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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