The problem with LinkedIn

I used to admire LinkedIn. It served a purpose, had a solid business model and meant recruiters could easily find me and contact me. LinkedIn had the amazing advantage of doing three things that could seemed contradictory at first glance but worked in its unique ecosystem:
Provide me with a convenient place to host my resumeAllow me to contact recruiters and peersDo so without being an addictive platform like Facebook or Twitter (my personal opinion)
Basically, the sweet thing about LinkedIn is that you could just create your profile and only log in when absolutely necessary such as when you changed jobs or earned a new qualification. LinkedIn had a definite purpose and everybody was using it the way it was meant to be utilized: as a platform to connect recruiters and prospective candidates and to allow professionals to grow their networks and showcase their skills.

Then, things changed. People started using LinkedIn as a way to get in touch with key executives to sell their products o…

How to sign up for fiber optics in Mauritius

  1. Rejoice at Orange's decision for finally seeing the importance of having fiber optics in Mauritius, the "cyber island" of Africa
  2. Plan your downloads list but be aware that piracy is still illegal
  3. Phone Orange to know when your area with be covered
  4. Wait forever
Alternatively, you could just phone them every two weeks to be told that your area has been included in the North when you actually live in the centre of Mauritius. I do it when I'm bored and I need a good laugh.


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