LinkedIn says users are receiving too many emails from the professional social network. The company is taking steps to reduce the number of emails sent and outlined two actions already being implemented.
The study reveals that teens are finding Facebook “uncool” and in 2014 ,more than half of adults on Facebook were ages 65 and older. In addition, the study reveals that Facebook continues to be the most popular social media site.
LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, is being sued by users who claim the company hacked into their email address books. Users who are a part of the lawsuit say the company emailed their contacts on their behalf and invited recipients to join the network.
They want the federal judge in San Jose, California, to force LinkedIn to put an end to this behavior as well as to return any revenue they may have earned from advertisers by promoting the service to non users. The complaint even points to LinkedIn’s website as evidence, noting multiple users have criticized the network after several of their contacts received unsolicited invitation emails.
In a blog post, LinkedIn denounces the arguments and says they never email contacts without a user’s permission.The complaint also points to a former LinkedIn employee who used his profile to brag about his job which allowed him to devise “hack schemes to make lots of $$$ with Java, Groovy and cunning.” According to a LinkedIn spokesperson, the engineer in question left in May 2012.
The new feature is called “University Pages,” which allows higher education facilities to help guide students down a career path. According to LinkedIn, 200 universities have already adopted their pages, including New York University, University of California San Diego, University of Michigan, Villanova, Rochester Institute of Technology, and University of Illinois. The professional social network said that thousands of more schools will be given access to their University Pages over the next few weeks. The pages will be operated by staff members at the universities, which will utilize the social network to serve current and past students, as well as recruit prospective students. In addition, universities can utilize an interactive chart to show statistics from its alumni students to see where they have gone on to work and in what positions, where they live, and what they studied in school.
The social networking site will be available to high school students beginning on September 12. These students will be able to use the new feature to look at prospective universities, and expand their understanding of the careers available, and get a head start on building a network of family and friends to help guide them at every milestone.