We told you that there would be consequences to Linkedin’s ill treatment of its members.
If you infuriate millions of users with a bad policy and refuse to fix the problem there will be consequences.
Now the cows have come have come home to roost.
Boy did Linkedin and Reid Hoffman ever mess up with last fall’s big anti-spam move. Apparently millions of Linkediners have now lost their ability to post and carry on conversations as a result. So what happened? Well the geniuses at Linkedin decided to introduce a new feature to fight spam. The feature allows any group moderator to tag a user as a spammer and block them from posting again. However, what happens now is that the user isthen blocked from posting in any of his or her 50 groups. Before last fall, moderators only had the ability to block a user from their own group. Now it’s global.
Why on Earth did the History Channel Invite Carly Fiorina to Appear on The Men Who Built America Series?
If you are like most entrepreneurs who take pride in growing companies and watched The Men Who Built America series, you were no doubt shocked to see Carly Fiorina suddenly appear in the third episode as one of the talking heads who are supposed to add relevant detail or expert opinion on the subject matter. Now why the folks at the History Channel saw fit to invite Ms. Fiorina, who is generally regarded as one of the very worst CEOs in history for her near destruction of Hewlett-Packard, to comment about the greats of business is a baffling mystery. We attempted unsuccessfully to get an explanation from the people at the History Channel.
As one of our Silicon Valley associates put it, having Fiorina appear in the series is akin to having George W Bush speak at a conference on statesmanship.