|Like most people here, and around the world, I use LinkedIn. I've been visiting their site more than usual recently due to the endorsements I've been receiving.|
Okay, so, the endorsements.. Some that I have received come from people that can really judge me on these skills. But the majority are coming from people that I've never even worked with. In my opinion, LinkedIn took the wrong approach by adding a suggest endorsement box. It's making LinkedIn less serious in my opinion.
Even though they probably won't even see this thread, I'd suggest they redesign the whole site, make it more up to date. Improve usability. Make it less cluttered.
But my biggest suggestion to them, remove the endorsement box. It sucks. If you really want to be really big, offer a nice project collaboration system within LinkedIn. Everyone I work with is on there. Everyone from every company in fact. So LinkedIn, why don;t you become a nice modern CRM/Project Management platform with a beautiful new design. I know, there are 3rd party tools that can offer project management, but it'd be much nicer to have 1 standard system that everyone works with.
And seriously, scrap the endorsements.
I'm interested to see what other HN'ers think of this. Maybe I'm just becoming a grumpy 24 year old git.