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It’s become increasingly popular of late in recruiting blog circles (which circle of Hell is that again?) to criticize LinkedIn. And while some of that criticism is warranted (see here and here), I want to make it clear that that’s not my intent. In this case, LinkedIn is just the medium through which these memes happened to be shared. So if you’re hoping for one of those “LinkedIn is dead” posts that seem to be popping up every hour on the hour, you’re going to be disappointed.

Instead, I want to focus on what I think we can all agree is the single most important issue facing our country at the moment: the new proliferation of LinkedIn-user-generated memes.

In case you’re not familiar with this phenomenon, over the last 18 months enterprising LinkedIn users have attempted to harness the power of viral marketing by co-opting the memes you know and love from the rest of the internet and making them much, much worse.

If you’re in the dark about what I’m talking about, I strongly urge you to close this tab in your browser. Seriously. Get out while you still can. Your ignorance on this subject is a beacon of happy innocence to which we should all aspire.

For the rest of you, I’ve taken the liberty of compiling 10 of the best (read: worst) examples below.

Read More A Definitive List of the 10 Worst LinkedIn Memes