“LinkedIn endorsements + SML Thank You!” $LNKD #ux #opinions / SML.20130126.SC.NET.LinkedIn.seeminglee.endorsement.UX.opinions
This LinkedIn feature was originally completely wtf to me. But seems it is useful for some things. For example:
1. Most people in social media think that I do SEO, but I don’t do SEO. I do user experience design. And people who have worked with me know that. So the endorsements show you as such. Is there a category for SEO? No.
2. Writing essay-length recommendations take time. I have written a few for others because writing for me is easy—that a single screenshot such as this one can go on for essay length description here shows you as much. But understandably writing is difficult for some people so these one-click endorsements work for me.
3. Understanding what people actually do. I do a lot of things. I design, I photograph, I blog, I write music, I make visualization, I play with search engines, I index the world, I meet random people in the universe. But the endorsement feature helps me understand exactly wtf I appear to do. Likewise it helps me evaluate what other people actually do, so this bit is useful as well.
All in all, it is useful for me to learn about others, as well as for me to learn about people I just met. So thank you LinkedIn, and also thank you to all of you guys who have endorsed me!