LinkedIn is beloved of recruitment consultants and social media advocates. But the world of excited career updates and triumphant business boasting has seen an influx of personal posts
Suddenly LinkedIn's messaging features emotional back stories. Posters offer up accounts of their childhood influences and admit to failings and frailties.
The hard-sell approach for CVs and companies seems to be crumbling and not everyone is happy. Critics murmur that much of this material is more suited to the family-friendly world of Facebook.
What do businesses and recruiters think about the warmer, more personal tone of the world's appointments page? Is this trivialising serious debate and does it risk lowering LinkedIn to the raucous level of Twitter?
I want to hear genuine opinions and personal experiences of posting and debate on LinkedIn.