Is LinkedIn down?

Daniel Staal DStaal at
Mon Aug 18 20:22:41 UTC 2014

--As of August 18, 2014 3:44:09 PM +0000, Warren Bailey is alleged to have 

> I took a picture of my wife for my her profile on my phone, and it ended
> up on a profile they created for her. She has no idea what LinkedIn is,
> but she's got a profile and a picture.
> I wanted to like them, but they are simply douchebags. They give zero
> thought to how their customer would want to be treated and they consume
> your entire life.
> I can't wait to see them at a trade show or get an email about the class
> action someone is filing soon.
> And if you're from LinkedIn and reading this.. Quit now and save your
> soul. Your employer makes the Internet a less valuable tool by degrading
> it into some mega corporate data fleecing machine.
> Have a good week....! ;)
> Speaking for all rational people who expect a "social media" website to
> stay in their lane.

--As for the rest, it is mine.

To everyone who feels this way, and has *some* influence: Please tell your 
HR people this as well.  I've been searching for a job for months, and 
getting a LinkedIn account is 'highly recommended' by most job agencies, 
and outright *required* for application to some companies.

Complaining here is complaining to the choir.  Talk to the people who think 
it's a useful tool and are requiring other people to use it, against their 
own better judgment.

Daniel T. Staal

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