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Take It Away and Make Them Pay

I haven’t logged in to LinkedIn for years (or even a decade?) but today I actually wanted to contact someone who is on there. I clicked the button for sending messages and was informed that I need a premium subscription to do that.

I understand they want to earn money and making users pay for features is a way to do that. But this is not a new feature that they are offering. It’s something we had before. It’s called email. It’s very strange that they take that away from their users and charge for a (lesser) replacement. All they have to do is not show the email addresses in the profiles. Very lame.

It reminds me of an old Simpsons episode. Mr. Burns had darkened the sun above Springfield with a large shield so everyone had to pay for more electricity, which was provided by his power plant.

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