Peter Kafka

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The Daily Show’s John Oliver Begs LinkedIn to Let Him Unsubscribe

Wall Street loves LinkedIn. So do many of its 225 million users.

But some have … conflicted feelings. Particularly when it comes to the site’s relentless messaging technique.

Last night, John Oliver spoke for them on “The Daily Show”:


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work