LinkedIn Problems Run Deeper Than Valuation


In little over a month, shares in LinkedIn lost over half their value — because of poor growth forecasts, fears over future income, and even investor concerns over a tech bubble.

The issues facing LinkedIn, however, go beyond the company itself.

The problem stems from each of the company’s revenue streams, which ultimately diminish the business value of using the service.

Whether it’s being paid to promote content, focusing on sales and recruitment over other professions, or interruptive advertising, these streams incentivise poor behaviour by individual…

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