- Review: Kentucky Route Zero is one of the most magical games ever made 6 Years Ago
- Backlash grows against Clearview as lawsuit looms 6 Years Ago
- Tyler the Creator calls out the Grammys for racism over ‘Rap Album’ win 6 Years Ago
- Democrats call on John Bolton to testify after book bombshell Today 9:56 AM
- Pete Buttigieg ripped for basketball ‘field’ tribute to Kobe Bryant Today 9:13 AM
- See how Logan Paul reacted to a college student spitting on him Today 8:50 AM
- Lewis Capaldi mistaken for Grammy seat filler because no one knows who he is Today 7:40 AM
- Why we’re obsessed with abandoned power plants and theme parks Today 7:00 AM
- Democrats are open to changing one of the internet’s bedrock principles Today 6:30 AM
- Swipe This! Social media makes me feel like my career is lagging. Will I ever catch up? Today 6:00 AM
- ‘Zola’ is a surreal and wild tale of a road trip gone wrong Today 5:00 AM
- Sebastian Gorka blocks pundit over Fleshlight joke Today 1:56 AM
- Woman slammed for trying to put UPS driver on blast Sunday 5:23 PM
- Twitter users are sharing which celebrities have blocked them Sunday 4:43 PM
- Conspiracy theorists are already taking advantage of Kobe Bryant’s death Sunday 4:14 PM
Help Conan O’Brien become the most successful ‘CEO’ on LinkedIn
The professional social network calls O’Brien an “Influencer.” But he wants more.
The big news on LinkedIn this weekend was that comedian late night talk show host Conan O’Brien earned his stripes as an “Influencer,” a distinction that puts him in rarified professional company alongside the likes of Virgin CEO Sir Richard Branson, United States president Barack Obama, and tech mogul and philanthropist Bill Gates.
It’s a lofty achievement, one that deserves celebration and recognition. O’Brien believed that an inaugural LinkedIn blog post seemed appropriate.
O’Brien—who’s listed on the professional networking site as the CEO of Conan, his TBS variety show—opened his four-paragraph post by acknowledging that it feels good to be on a site stocked so sufficiently with his fellows and peers: “attractive, fabulously successful plutocrats who laugh at their own jokes.” He goes on to explain his understanding of the responsibilities that come with being a LinkedIn Influencer and offering a pledge to “make this blog the greatest collection of business and personal advice ever assembled.”
His first task: Obtaining followers, which shouldn’t be too tough. “Together, we can rise to the top of the LinkedIn food chain with no legitimate purpose. That is my mission here—for others to judge me not by the strength of my character, or wisdom of my blog posts, but by the number of LinkedIn followers I’ve amassed for no good reason.”
It’s needy. It’s shallow. It’s a waste of everyone’s time. But it’s going to be fun while it happens.
Scope the full letter on LinkedIn, or below.
Photo via Conan O’Brien/LinkedIn
Chase Hoffberger reported on YouTube, web culture, and crime for the Daily Dot until 2013, when he joined the Austin Chronicle. Until late 2018, he served as that paper’s news editor and reported on criminal justice and politics.