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…

The Mauritius newspaper L'Express has had a website makeover

And it's really slick. You can visit the new website at It's visually great and there's tons of things to like about it.

L'Express homepage

I however have two major gripes with it:

  1. I now have to scroll down to skim through the headlines as the new layout means each article takes more space on the homepage.
  2. I frequently get errors when viewing the website on my Samsung Tab 4 which runs Firefox - usually unresponsive scripts.
I also feel the homepage* is needlessly long and there are tons of unused space. This again lead to a lot of needless scrolling.

*Note: I'm focusing on the homepage because it's usually the only page I check to keep up with the news in Mauritius - too much news-reading is actually a bad thing.


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