After being on LinkedIn for longer than I care to remember (>15 years) I decided to quit and LI themselves helped me make this decision.

I very rarely posted anything there anyway, apart from updates to my profile. However, motivated by a Jonathan Cook article Where best to ride out the climate apocalypse? The billionaires’ bunker fantasies go mainstream, I decided to make a short summary post of it. In the post I wished Branson/Bezos/Musk (i.e. the billionairs) would drop dead as something obviously beneficial to the health of our beloved Earth (I am not naive enough to think that no other equally odious persons would fill their shoes).

Shortly afterwards, I found two emails in my inbox. One, informing me about the post being against their policy of something or other. I guess wishing someone would drop dead is not polite. Fair enough, billionairs stick together when facing wishes misfortune. The other, informing me about my profile picture being against another one of their policies (which I never read). This one definitely caught my attention because I use this very same image everywhere as my avatar, and have done for the best part of 20 years.


Since I am naturally contrary and absolutely detest social networks of any kind (never been on Faecesbook, removed myself from Whatscrap when they changed their privacy policy) I decided to seize the moment and cancel myself.

Now I am happy being a member of 0 social networks. I may quit those too…