LinkedIn Dark Patterns

over 7 years ago from Joel Califa, Senior Product Designer at GitHub

  • Cihad TurhanCihad Turhan, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    I deleted my LinkedIn profile about a year ago and not thinking to register again. Here is why

    We don't give our work e-mail addresses to any company. We're using it among work colleagues so it's not possible to leak to a 3rd party company. One day, I got an e-mail invitation from linkedin stating that one of my colleague invites me to join linkedin. So I thought "ok so we're all creating community for our company on linkedin". Then I registered and a day or after I asked him why he sent me an invitation. He said, he didn't send any invitation. More interestingly, he never ever registered linkedin. After I learned how sneaky they are I deleted my account.

    Now, they are facing some lawsuits but you might already know they have a group of highly trained lawyers already. There are many smart guys working for Linkedin but many does evil stuffs. Linkedin is a hell of dark patterns.

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