I recently applied for a job and on the job application, they had asked me for my linkedin website. Now, a) I don’t use LinkedIn very often. This is my choice. I did not want to be subject to another facebook like app where it took hours away from my actual existence to live a virtual existence seeking approval and what not. But I fear, because of the choices I made on LinkedIn NOT TO BE ENDORSEd or NOT to post anything that would subject me to a like or dislike, I may have lost potentiality to be a candidate for the position to which I was actually very qualified for. I don’t understand why in a day and age where all of us are aiming to affirm to not let others opinions of us decide who and what we are, LInkedIn and other such social media sites still allow for a thumbs up or thumbs down or yet even to be endorsed. It is my choice to use my social media as an opening for when I WANT to apply for a job or when I am working for one that is worth going to bat in social media for. I also do not want my coworkers to know and see every single thing I may say or not say and so I use it very limitedly unless to share inspiring videos, or projects but IF I AM REPRESENTING a certain company then technically I probably cannot be sharing much anyways whether it be thoughts, articles, posts because at any given time, those things can be turned against me. Can someone explain why LInkedIn has become the new “popularity” crowd that resembles the “it” girls of high school. You’re either in or you’re out and in this case I am out but that is NO reflection on me, my talents nor my skills and qualifications.