Redundant Modules on LinkedIn User Profile Page

I once saw a graphic t-shirt that had the comical phrase: Department of Redundancy Department. I saw something today on LinkedIn that reminded me of this t-shirt. On the user profile page, the right rail displays a vertical module that shows “People Also Viewed” which is a collection of profiles that were also viewed when other LinkedIn users viewed this user profile. This is an interesting and engaging placement, but what’s strange is that LinkedIn has another placement – in exactly the same spot – that shows the same piece of information in a different UX: namely, a horizontal module that you can iterate through by clicking the right arrow. Ideally, LinkedIn wouldn’t have both of these placements show the exact same information in almost identical locations on the page. Redundant.

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