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Tag Archives: LinkedIn

LinkedIn Sued for Harvesting eMail Addresses

Posted in eCommerce, Internet Privacy
A class action was filed alleging that LinkedIn’s advertising revenues are based on “LinkedIn’s practice of breaking into its users’ third party email account, downloading email address…without consent,…and indefinitely stores email addresses…” Perkins et al v. LinkedIn was filed on September 17, 2013 in US District Court for the Northern District of California states that:… Continue Reading

50% of Wealthy Find Connections with Social Media

Posted in eCommerce
LinkedIn reports that the wealthiest investors have adopted Social Media regularly with about 50% using LinkedIn, and “72% use Facebook and 27% use Twitter.” Forrester Research describes about “40 million” individual investors as Mass Affluent who have assets of $100,000 to $1 million excluding the value of their homes and these “Mass Affluent use social… Continue Reading

Did you Notice? LinkedIn Revised its User Agreement

Posted in eCommerce
LinkedIn boasts +120 million members who all agree to be bound to their User Agreement, but few LinkedIn members noticed that on June 16, 2011 the LinkedIn User Agreement changed. LinkedIn’s new User Agreement is not radically different from previous versions. However since the LinkedIn User Agreement binds +120 million members world-wide it seems that… Continue Reading

LinkedIn – Worth $2.51 Billion?

Posted in eCommerce
LinkedIn now has 90 million users and the IPO information about the Social Media site is most interesting, including revenue over $161 million for the first 9 months of 2010 which was twice the total revenue for 2009. The current estimated IPO value of $2.51 billion is pretty astonishing with only 3 products: hiring solutions… Continue Reading

Legal Issues Concerning Social Media Use by Employees

Posted in eCommerce
Please join the webcast about Social Media Use with my good friends Michelle Cheng, Yvonne Gierczyk-Skasko, and me sponsor by the ALI-ABA (American Law Institute – American Bar Association) which be live on December 7, 2010 at 12:30pm CST. Michelle, Yvonne, and I will discuss our experiences with Facebook, LinkedIn, Yelp, and many other Social Media… Continue Reading

Recent Headlines Send Shockwaves – ‘Wikipedia and LinkedIn are Down’!

Posted in eCommerce
Tweets a plenty were posted announcing that Wikipedia and LinkedIn were down, but one tweet wondered what would happen if Twitter also went down! We are so dependent on these Social Media tools that when these sites go down the communications also disappears….except probably text messages, phone calls, or even face-to-face conversations. If Social Media… Continue Reading

Feds Declare that Blogs and Social Networks are Public Meetings

Posted in Internet Privacy
For purposes of dealing with web 2.0 the White House Memo released on April 7, 2010 about social media specifically states that “interactive meeting tools—including but not limited to public conference calls, webinars, blogs, discussion boards, forums, message boards, chat sessions, social networks, and online communities—to be equivalent to in-person public meetings.” The White House… Continue Reading