linkedin-eighties

Some social media users  argue that LinkedIn in its current form looks very dated compared to Google Plus or Pinterest. What if we rewind 20 years and see what LinkedIn could have looked like in the eighties?

Our friends at Squirrel Monkey have dreamt up how LinkedIn would have looked like in the decade of glam rock, leg-warmers and Gordon Gekko. It reminds me of a Bulletin Board System (BBS) which was in a way was the first social media tool. Instead of a new iPad app, we would have been impressed with compatibility across Commodore 64, Amstrad and Sinclair.

Related: INFOGRAPHIC: Before LinkedIn, How Exactly Did Our Ancestors Find Jobs?


photo by: Epiclectic

The original Undercover Recruiter, after 7 years in tech recruiting Jorgen now runs Link Humans, a social media agency in London.