I'll be short about this because I have better things to do than devote my time to useless companies who boast a basic website as their main asset. For several years now, LinkedIn has blatantly violated ICANN SPAM laws by allowing its members to send subscription invitations to anyone they choose.
If you are like me, you have received numerous invites from people you do not know. The problem is that it is a violation of federal law to email anyone without their permission, unless you have established some type of business relationship with such an individual.
Even when one of these criteria have been met, you must include an opt out so that the email recipient is able to remove himself off of the email list.
LinkedIn does not offer an opt out. In fact, LinkedIn keeps sending these invites to you with no way to stop the emails.
This annoying, illegal and high-pressure tactic has surely led to millions of subscribers who would have not otherwise subscribed. This should come as no surprise once you check the names of the executives of LinkedIn; Hoffman, Weiner, Henke, Rottenberg.
Allow me to state the obvious. LinkedIn is a garbage business. Short of a miracle, shares will likely trade in the single digits once the social network bubble bursts. Regardless, I wouldn't buy shares of this trash at any price.
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