Social Media’s Advertisements… on Social Media?

Nobody can deny the impact social media has had on people within the last decade from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.. However, how embedded into our lives has social media become to warrant advertising for social media, ON social media? Popular professional networking site LinkedIn recently launched their LinkedIn Learning tool with the heartwarming slogan “Whatever you’re in it for, we’re in it together!” This platform has been created by LinkedIn’s subsidiary, Lynda.com. LinkedIn Learning is an online tool for companies and individuals to purchase for educational reasons. LinkedIn Learning offers courses in: Spreadsheets, programming languages, project management skills, and software design, to name a few.

The irony of this seemingly great system is how they chose to market LinkedIn Learning. The first time hearing about this new tool was from none other than… Instagram! One can’t help but laugh and say “did a social media platform just advertise its new social media learning platform on another social media platform” followed by “game changer?” This has people wondering how far social media will go in the next decade and at what cost? LinkedIn is currently offers a free base profile, however, now they’re offering this other platform at a cost. Will this new style of entertainment and learning turn into another subscription service we need to add to our budget?

The first time hearing about this new tool was from none other than… Instagram! One can’t help but the

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1 Response to Social Media’s Advertisements… on Social Media?

  1. sydhavely says:

    Great post, but did you finish writing it? Looks like you left something out at the end.

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