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Conan: “I Don’t Know What LinkedIn Is” (But He’ll Conquer It Anyway)

Conan O’Brien, who has done some very funny Web mocking lately on his talk show, takes on business network LinkedIn this week, simply by signing up.

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Among his jobs: Lighting designer at Applebee’s. Skills & Expertise: Pretending to listen and Microsoft Excel.

Heh.

Here he is talking about his dreams of becoming a LinkedIn “influencer” in this adorkable video:


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work