LinkedIn, fueled by ongoing complaints that its platform is a tool for stalkers, is planning to introduce a “block” feature similar to those in place at other social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
The media has pretty much had a field day with articles like “LinkedIn: The Creepiest Social Network.” Not to mention there’s a pretty great site called SocialCreeps, perhaps it should be named “LinkedIn Creeps” as 99% of the stories are from female professionals being bombarded with inappropriate messages using the social networks “InMail” feature. I strongly suggest visiting the site to see just how creepy people are.
On a serious note, BuzzFeed reported how perpetrators of sexual assault are using the site to harass and stalk their victims, creepy. Although these situations are by no means unique to LinkedIn, they have just neglected to add such a feature for the longest period of time.
BUT that’s all changed, so what do you think? About time, get the weirdos out of here? Or will it damage what the network has long stood for, open professional networking. Let us know in the comments below!