The limits of social Websites…

I just looked at my profile in LinkedIn and realised, that whatever search algorithm they are using, it is pretty much useless.

On the right side, you get that little window with groups I may like. That is rather hilarious.

I got: Car Wash Owners & Operators – Does my car have a LinkedIn account and gives me hints about feeling neglected?

Women Business Owner – Sorry, I lack a qualification which I will not achieve in the near future.

Coin Laundry Association – What?

Did you know about those?

Fly Fishing with CEOs
This is an exclusive group of CEOs who enjoy fly fishing in world class fisheries.

Aha. These CEOs don’t want to mingle with lesser live forms. How silly is that. BTW I don’t fish. Never even tried it.

Or groups about self storage.

… and more. They are completely of. My profile is about flying and Notes&Domino. There are tons of possible groups about helicopters but I don’t get not one suggestion on five pages.


On the bottom is that part with my collegues from former companies I worked for. LinkedIn doesn’t even get the companies right. The name is right, but that’s about it. I don’t think they even got the correct country. I don’t remember any Indians working for my former employer. It believe it should be possible to link the name of the company and the country, or get the difference between flying and fly fishing, to get better results.
Can’t be that difficult, or is it?

I don’t know about Xing or FaceBook. Are they any better?