Linkedin’s Latest Dumb Move
Looks like Linkedin is starting to make bad moves of the type that made Facebook so unpopular with users.
The latest is a change that can get a member blocked from posting in all 50 of their groups if just one group moderator takes a disliking to them and flags them as a spammer. You don’t even need to be a real spammer to get flagged this way. All it can take is a simple disagreement with a moderator over politics or anything else. If they decide to block you their only option is to flag you as a spammer. There is no other option such as say “We disagree politically.”
Ambulance chaser lawyer gets our nominee for Asshole of the Year.
We have been following the Oatmeal vs Funnyjunk.com* war for the past few weeks. If you haven’t heard about it by now, here’s the gist. Funnyjunk has been republishing Oatmeal content for years now without permission. In fact, it rarely even attributes the source. Oatmeal then complained. How does Funnyjunk respond to be exposed as a copyright infringer? By trying to shakedown Oatmeal for $20,000!. Here is Oatmeal’s explanation of the situation: