You dreamed of it: there is a LinkedIn post generator (and they are more real than life)

You dreamed of it: there is a LinkedIn post generator (and they are more real than life)

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Regularly derided, statuses posted on LinkedIn now have their own automatic generator. It’s all there: inspirational quotes, life stories, with the added bonus of being able to adjust the level of discomfort in your post.

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Don’t judge a book by its cover“, “The future belongs to those who get up early” or “Life is a challenge to take up, a happiness to deserve, an adventure to try“. If you hang out a bit on LinkedIn, you’ve probably come across an inspiring phrase like this. In recent years, they have gradually become the laughing stock of part of the Web, to the point of pushing Internet users to create a Twitter page like Disruptive humans of LinkedIn or newsletters such as the excellent Tech Trash.

Like any self-respecting phenomenon derided on the Internet, these LinkedIn statuses overflowing with good feelings and spirit start-up nation now have their own generator — however, it only works in English and Hebrew at the moment.

You dreamed of it: there is a LinkedIn post generator (and they are more real than life)

The importance of the level of cringe

Viral Post Generator works very simply. First you choose the beginning of your story — “today I went to buy a baguette“, “I had a discussion with my 7 year old son“, “I slipped on a banana peel” — and an inspiring piece of advice for your audience — “Believe in your dreams“, “trust the next generation“, “sometimes you have to fall to get up better“. You then adjust the “level of cringe“, that is to say discomfort, of your post, and the generator does its job. The result is often disturbingly plausible.

You dreamed of it: there is a LinkedIn post generator (and they are more real than life)

Admittedly, the generator sometimes seems a bit limited in writing variants, and the result is not always the most consistent. But we will not sulk our pleasure in parodying this ultra-codified universe despite everything. And too bad for our productivity…

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