Could spam sink LinkedIn? Yes!


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Richi's Rant: I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore! The situation with LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) spam is getting out of hand. It's seriously damaging the LinkedIn brand and the site's effectiveness. If the company doesn't get this problem under control soon, you can add LinkedIn to the sorry list inhabited by MySpace and Friendster. Find out what I'm complaining about in The Long View... My apologies to Peter Finch's Howard Beale character, but I really am utterly fed up with the way LinkedIn, an otherwise extremely useful service, is fast going downhill. And it's not just me; I've heard from many other users who are seeing the same problems. By spam, I mean connection requests from people you've never heard of. I think it's got something to do with a new user interface that LinkedIn uses to suggest contacts and encourage you to connect with them.

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