LinkedIn Probably Owes You Money for Being Annoying

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People join LinkedIn to help advance their careers (or at least feel like they’re trying). People do not join LinkedIn to receive an endless torrent of emails with this infamous line: “Hi, I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.” A judge agrees, and now LinkedIn must pay.

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After a class action lawsuit, LinkedIn just agreed to pay $13 million to users annoyed by the company’s overzealous email habits. If you were a member of LinkedIn’s so-called “add connections” program between September 2011 and October 2014, you’re eligible for a payout. You can submit a claim on this website.

But don’t go putting a down payment on that new boat quite yet. Each annoyed user will probably only get about $10. So at least you could get yourself a nice sandwich to help you recover from the years of spamming. Make it a Spam sandwich!

[Perkins v. LinkedIn via Engadget]

DISCUSSION

Man, this is the kind of bullshit that really annoys the hell out of me.

First of all, you can unsubscribe from linkedin emails...but if you’re too lazy to do that, you can just add them as a spam filter (which I did years ago). This isn’t rocket science, nor do I think people are entitled to money of ANY amount because they had to hit the “delete” button.

Fucking hell...really?