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Thanks for your comment!
There's definitely an underlying tactic behind the madness, and I agree with your analysis.
But, I agree with Joanna in that there are better techniques to drive a similar message without the sexism and swearing. However, I can't see Mr O'Leary changing anytime soon!
Thanks for both your comments :)
Thanks for your comment David.
I agree with your point that by lowering the age restriction, LinkedIn risks losing its uniqueness and brand feel.
Again, I would concede that perhaps 16 would have been more reasonable given the launch of University Pages, but, in my opinion, 13 is way too young.
Thanks for your comment. It sounds like you were a very mature and business-focused teenager! :)
While it is really impressive that you had two businesses at age 13, most children were probably not as business-savvy and driven as you at that age.
I don't think connecting with those already in the industries I wanted to be a part of aged 13 would have had a positive aspect on my life, as I changed my mind constantly throughout my teenage years, much like lots of other people.
The worry I have with LinkedIn is the pressure on children to make a decision way too early about their future career. Plus, LinkedIn is for networking with fellow professionals and has always had a clear idea of its identity.
Don't get me wrong, I think resources should be available to all children about potential careers or education paths, but in my opinion LinkedIn is definitely not the right platform for that sort of campaign.