Conan O’Brien is Taking Over Social Media, LinkedIn

Sorry LinkedIn users. You could spend years on the business networking site and still never wield the kind of influence late night host Conan O’Brien has amassed on it in less than a couple of months (in fairness, this is a much easier feat for someone to accomplish when they are the host of their own television program).

But being rated a “top influencer” on LinkedIn is not enough for Conan, who only joined the site in September after realizing it was the one piece missing from his cherished social media empire. No, the late night host has made it crystal clear that he won’t rest until he gets more followers. So he did what any self-respecting business person on LinkedIn would do to gain a bigger following: he made a plea on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” last week and photoshopped his profile pic to make it appear as though he were standing alongside former presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Theodore Roosevelt.

The tactic seemed to have paid off too, as Conan now has nearly 90,000 followers on LinkedIn.  Is that enough? We’re guessing probably not.


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