I love LinkedIn because it’s fun to see people profiled as their very best. You know, without the nose hairs or perspiring pits. A little resume padding or subtle embellishment takes us unto the realm of the wannabe versus the actualized being – for some anyway. I’m always wondering about the five year question. What do all these perfect people expect of themselves in five or even ten years? To define oneself professionally via computerized profile just seems pretentiousness enough to not give the exercise much merit. You can’t help but be impressed by those with enough idle time to actually put up posts or regurgitate business news in hope of garnering a “following” and even soothe the ego by witnessing feedback alongside. It’s just too much for me to digest with a straight face but the phenomenon is still no match for the textomaniac in between sets at the gym.