Elon Musk revealed that he plans to compete with LinkedIn. When asked about the website, he said he couldn’t use it because of the “high level of embarrassment.” It seems that X may be planning his own alternative to the professionals.
Twitter/X owner and billionaire Elon Musk recently confirmed that his company is working on a service rivaling LinkedIn. Quite popular among businessmen and professionals, the website has a specific culture, which clearly does not please the rich man.
Elon Musk hates LinkedIn – he wants to create his own networking site
In recent years, LinkedIn has become one of the main websites for business contacts, networking and job searches. At the same time, a quite unique style of communication has been created on the website – sometimes mutual admiration circles are created under entries, and profiles can vividly describe a person’s endless string of business successes.
Some people can’t stand it, and as it turns out, Elon Musk is one of them. “Is there anything worse than LinkedIn?” – was asked on X (formerly Twitter). The richest man in the world subscribes to this assessment with both hands.
“Sometimes people send me LinkedIn links. However, the level of embarrassment there is so high that I simply cannot bring myself to use this website. I then ask them to send me their CV or bio by e-mail. We will make every effort to make LinkedIn’s competitor X cooler,” Musk said.
Will X be like LinkedIn? Musk is planning a super app for everything
At this point, it is difficult to say whether Musk’s post can be taken seriously or whether it is just another rich man’s joke. The billionaire has already announced initiatives many times in the past that never came to fruition. Recent misdirections include, for example, the MMA fight with Mark Zuckerberg, which must now probably be put aside.
On the other hand, Elon Musk has repeatedly talked about a new business strategy related to changing the Twitter social networking site into the X application. It is to be gradually developed and ultimately become the so-called a super application with many functions.
It wouldn’t be difficult to imagine a job posting service built into X. Around this system, a communication system between managers and potential candidates could be created, as well as a place for sharing successes and career steps.