Elon Musk Teases Launch of a “Cool” LinkedIn Rival: Here’s What We Know
In a recent interaction on X platform (previously known as Twitter), the prolific Elon Musk dropped hints about introducing a fresh contender in the professional networking sphere, one that could potentially disrupt LinkedIn’s stronghold. As CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and the recent acquirer of Twitter, Musk’s ventures have always garnered global attention. His latest hint has the digital community buzzing with anticipation.
People send me LinkedIn links sometimes, but the cringe level is so high that I just can’t bring myself to use it, so I ask for the resume or bio to be emailed.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 27, 2023
We will make sure that the X competitor to LinkedIn is cool.
Addressing a user’s criticism of LinkedIn, Musk revealed, “the cringe level is so high that I just can’t bring myself to use it.” Notably, he pointed out his disinclination towards receiving LinkedIn links for job applications, indicating a preference for more direct methods like email.
It’s evident that Musk sees an opportunity. He confidently stated, “We will make sure that the X competitor to LinkedIn is cool,” leaving many yearning for more details on what this enigmatic platform might offer.
But the tech visionary’s grand announcements come with a pinch of salt for some. History reminds us of his audacious proposals that occasionally don’t see the light of day. Case in point, his recent tongue-in-cheek proposition of a cage match against Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.
However, Musk’s influence in the social media realm is undeniable. With a recent landmark acquisition of Twitter for a whopping $44 billion, he’s made it clear that he’s not just a spectator in the digital landscape. This acquisition, finalized last October, marked the culmination of a lengthy legal showdown that eventually saw Musk taking the reins of the iconic platform.
Given Musk’s track record, the idea of a LinkedIn competitor is certainly intriguing. Only time will reveal if this venture materializes and if it can truly redefine professional networking for the digital age.