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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month ago

Stupidity is invincible.

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Hans
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1 month 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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1 month ago

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

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Bear
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1 month 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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1 month ago

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

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troufaki13
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1 month 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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1 month ago

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

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Misterscooter
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1 month 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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1 month ago

On today's episode of "This Never Happened"

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Matilda Gross
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1 month ago

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

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Marcellus the Third
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1 month 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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1 month ago

*DEEP SIGH*

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Jo Choto
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1 month ago

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

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Lekha
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1 month ago

So LinkedIn is about being dumb in a more sophisticated way

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MauKini
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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month ago

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

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Gin
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1 month 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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1 month ago

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

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Hans
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1 month ago

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

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Viviane
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1 month 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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1 month ago

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

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Jo Choto
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1 month 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.

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Jo Choto
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1 month ago

Non-death comes from the times you keep breathing.

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Marcellus the Third
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1 month ago

Very very few died on Armistice Day tho.

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Mark
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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month ago

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

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Kate
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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month ago

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

Wilf
Community Member
1 month ago

I wonder how many morning commutes it took him to learn how to use Photoshop?

Mimi M
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1 month ago

As noted above, the 'self-improvers' of this world are exhausting to be around.

Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago

And come up with more lies to post on LinkedIn.

BabaBizzle
Community Member
1 month ago

Who sits like that on a train unless their plotting to blow up said train? I guess Russell’s bio explains a lot, helping people become “financially free” by ending their lives. He’s got that Serial Killer stare with coiffed hair.

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago

And sitting on the very edge of the hump between two seats. At least he remembered to add a reflection in the glass, though it kinda doesn’t look exactly right.

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AnimalMetalHeadUK
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1 month ago

You look feckin miserable mate, listen to some good music instead.

Matilda Gross
Community Member
1 month ago

Did this guy just get photo bombed or bombed into a photo?

Jennifer Brown
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1 month ago

actually this is a picture of douche bag Russel taking up 3 seats on a train

Charl Marx
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1 month ago

He looks like he's never been on a train before!

Wonderful
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1 month ago

I wonder who took the pic and how many they had to take to get the look of a frowning statue juuuuuust right.

Erica Kendrick
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1 month ago

*Secretly listening to thrash metal*

JJM
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1 month ago

Your probably on Spotify

Alex K
Community Member
1 month ago

hey lauren take a picture of me self-developing

Scagsy
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1 month ago

I think the *totally candid* picture is what we're laughing at here

Full Name
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1 month ago

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

Erica
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1 month ago

I think it’s the awkward “candid” photo “someone snapped” on his phone. I especially appreciate the slight shift in body position to indicate him unaware of said photographer

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Jo Choto
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1 month ago

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

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month 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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