Think of it as a free, fast and secure open-source alternative for LinkedIn or XING (remembering that LinkedIn has featured plenty of times as the number one collector of user metadata, even above Facebook). This is one of the very few fully open source alternatives to LinkedIn. It is designed around speed and lack of clutter, so it is suited to slow network speeds.
Your profile consists of job experience listings as well as tags to identify your various skills. Users can follow and vote up those specified tags.
There are no status update posts, and also no user to user messaging, so this keeps everything very focussed and spam free. A profile can optionally publish an e-mail address, and have links to other sites and to social media accounts, as different ways to contact a person.
It's not all perfect though as some concerns are the last code submit was 17 months ago, and users have been asking for a proper listing functionality for certifications and education, along with books / papers published, and also for Mastodon accounts to be linked to profiles.
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I was tired of the endless “I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.” emails from LinkedIn and I was tired of them trying to sell me a so called “Premium account”. I like the idea of LinkedIn and the German equivalent XING but I don’t like how they are solving the given problem. Too many emails, too many pop-ups, too...