Ever since Linked went public the pattern of development has been identical. With each new ‘upgrade’ of the mobile apps (and there has been way too many) the sure thing that happened was that I’ve was limited with access to my network, or options to expand it.
I understand the need for LinkedIn to make money. But is there no limits for you guys? You pump my mailbox with special offers on upgrades for a paid Premium account with a discount. At the same time you limit my access to my network, the network I’ve build on you platform, with my business relationships, companies and other data that you have used for years to expand your platform, business and brand. All this information you have a right to use, and i’m okey with that to a point. But as it is now, I don’t even read the spam mails anymore. I simply delete them.
Some time ago I received one of those mails where you appreciated that I was among the first million users of your systems. This is how you say thank you or was it a “Thank you for the money we made when we went public” ?
The only impact you have on my with this way of operating is, that you force me to abandon ship, quit, look for something else or just drop the whole idea of having a social media bound professional network.