If You're Using LinkedIn, You Might Be Getting Some Money Soon


LinkedIn may never have come through in finding you the perfect position, but there's still a chance to squeeze a little income out of the professional networking site.

Due to a class-action lawsuit over LinkedIn's nonstop flood of emails to users, the site agreed to pay $13 million to affected members, The Week reports.

The emails, specifically those sent as part of the site's “Add Connections” program between September 2011 and October 2014, reportedly mentioned a potential contact's name at least five times, making users reaching out to make professional connections seem desperate.

Users taking part in the “Add Connections” program within the aforementioned period could be entitled to financial reparations as a result of the suit.

The payout, of course, might not be enough for more than a beer or two, but victory is the true reward.

Citations: LinkedIn might actually owe you money for all those annoying emails (The Week)