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In its never-ending quest to connect you with other working professionals whom you will never again make contact with, LinkedIn’s product team has released some real head-scratchers in its storied, 14-year history. From the Microsoft-owned company’s recent Facebook-style news feed implementation to the long-standing encouragement that complete and total strangers “connect” as a way to inflate one’s networking skills, LinkedIn has become this kind of bizarro social network that everyone outside of corporate recruiters feels compelled to use as sparingly as humanely possible, or only with complete and unfailing irony. (For fun, take a minute and endorse your friends for skills they don’t have, like Sports Nutrition and Military Weapons…

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