What do LinkedIn’s endorsements really mean?

ALinkedIn has made it too easy to endorse members.  Users are abusing the feature rendering it  meaningless.

A recommendation means much more.  People put thought into writing them and, only do it if they mean it and know you. A recommendation is universally recognized as confirmation that you have the skills and experience necessary to be successful.

This slide deck is light hearted but makes the point.

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