I have not been a frequent vistor to LinkedIn, but as of late I have taken time to update my work experience and to view the stream of posts and the groups. I joined this network quite a few years ago when it made sense to me to link up with others who work in the same field. I saw it as a place to learn new information and to share the knowledge that I have gained during my career. However, it is clear to me that LinkedIn has now become similar to Facebook, in that it is based on self-promotion and ego. I think it is time for me to make a website called 'LinkedOut'!