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…

Has George R.R. Martin written himself into a cul-de-sac?

WARNING: This post contains spoilers for the TV series and the book. Click back, delete your browser history and toss the device you used to access this post in a fire if you don't want either spoiled for you.

Fire and Fire
 Yes, he has. So if you want spoilers, you have to buy the books. Trust me, they are completely worth the money and they will keep you busy forever.

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