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The Best Of LinkedIn Instagram account has gained popularity with over 41k followers. The creator, JR Hickey, also runs a popular X account with over 40k followers.
"Back in 2018, I was an Account Executive for a SaaS company in San Francisco," JR previously shared. "I had a boss who was a dinosaur-his idea of a good follow-up to a meeting was mailing laminated copies of the deck we presented to the prospect after the fact. The phrase, 'Stop by Kinko's' was uttered a few times in my short tenure there (Kinko's was dropped by FedEx in 2008, ten years prior)."
JR started Best Of LinkedIn after being dissatisfied with his job and seeing the culture on LinkedIn. "Once those gained traction, I decided to create a dedicated [X] account for it, and thus, @BestOfLinkedin was born."
"I was already dissatisfied with my role, my career, and the company, so spending a few hours a day on LinkedIn just about pushed me over the edge," he noted.
JR believes the culture on LinkedIn is "downright demented." "It's just a giant back-patting circle/echo chamber where people aren't even telling a version of the truth anymore," he shared.
As far as what JR thinks of the culture on LinkedIn, he previously told Bored Panda that he wouldn't necessarily call it "toxic," but "downright demented" might be more accurate.