July 10, 2017
… or “migrating from LinkedIn to my own website”. Here’s the email I’m sending to my LinkedIn contacts (those who I’m fairly sure don’t have my current details):
Hi :) My apologies for the mass email.
I’m in the process of shutting down my LinkedIn account. My best contact details are as follows:
0420 817 082
You might notice that my resume is a) actually a CV, and b) could do with a little modernisation. I’ll be getting to fixing both of those issues as time permits, but for now, it’s a straight copy of what was previously my LinkedIn profile.
I’m abandoning LinkedIn for a variety of reasons, but primarily because they offer me little value, and I think that some of their practices are downright deceptive. (Dan Schlosser goes into some detail in LinkedIn Dark Patterns).