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posted by LaminatorX on Sunday March 09 2014, @07:01AM   Printer-friendly
from the weakest-link dept.

regift_of_the_gods writes:

"The makers of Nutshell CRM, a web-based service for managing sales leads and workflow (screenshots here), have notified their customers that they will no longer able to populate profiles with data from Linkedin accounts, after Linkedin informed Nutshell that it was violating the developer API's terms of use over a year and half after Nutshell first announced the feature. It's hard to argue that Nutshell's Linkedin integration feature does not violate the Linkedin Developer API Terms of Service (specifically section C: 'If your application falls into one or more of the following categories, you are required to be part of one of our Partner Programs and have a signed agreement with LinkedIn... applications used for hiring, marketing, or sales...').

However, Nutshell's CEO says Linkedin representatives also informed him they weren't accepting applications for their Partner Program from CRM vendors at this time, leaving Salesforce and Microsoft (Dynamics) as Linkedin's sole partners in that space. Also, the TOS page notes it was last revised in August 2013; it's not immediately clear whether this clause was in place when Nutshell first announced Linkedin integration in May 2012. The CEO of Zartis, which runs a web service for tracking applicants, blogged his layman's interpretation of Linkedin's Developer API TOS sometime in 2013; his post makes no mention of a prohibition for sales or marketing."

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  • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by MichaelDavidCrawford on Sunday March 09 2014, @09:00AM

    by MichaelDavidCrawford (2339) Subscriber Badge <> on Sunday March 09 2014, @09:00AM (#13505) Homepage Journal

    That press release [] pre-announcement in my sig for the last week?

    That's to "Prime the Pump", that is to get some random visitors to my visit press release page so that once I do issue the actual release, there will be some folks who already where it is, it will already have been indexed by Googlebot, Baiduspider and friends.

    I expect to actually issue my press release on the 17th, a week from Monday.

    Would you like to really Fuck Beta?

    If so, you could help out not only myself, but a whole lot of other people who don't like either companies like DICE Holdings [], or the kinds of people who are employed by DICE Holdings.

    If you'd like to help out, please use LinkedIn's introduction UI to introduce me to your own LinkedIn connections:

    Just tell them I'm looking either for a perm job as a Process Architect in Portland, Oregon, or as a consulting process architect working remotely for clients anywhere in the world. That's it.

    In reality, I am up to my eyeballs in work right now.

    My objective is to get a lot of headhunters to request connections of me on my own LinkedIn.

    I don't want to be too specific, but the reason I have not got a damn bit of sleep the last three weeks is that I just spent three solid years trying to find any manner of work anywhere, not just in Portland, but also Vancouver, Seattle, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles, San Diego and Seattle but these days it's damn near impossible to find work in high-tech of any sort without obtaining that work form a headhunter.

    If you were to hire me for a $100K perm job, you'd pay, say, Oxford Global Resources thirty grand if I'm still employed three months after my start date. If I work as an hourly consultant, you'd get thirty percent of my hourly rate the entire time I am, uh, "consulting" for your "client".

    From time to time, headhunter commissions are quite a lot more than the Going Rate of thirty percent, as when some poor fuck on was quite pleased to be making bank at thirty bucks per hour, only to somehow clue in to that his headhunter's agency was billing the client ninety!

    I know how to make all that go away.

    I don't want to be too specific, until I am past the point of no return. I'll be there around wednesday. I've been doing this all manually, with a great deal of laborious, time consuming tedious effort, but just this morning I figured out a good solution to a significant obstacle in automating it all.

    While not strictly necessary to connect me to your LinkedIn connections, my hope is that if I myself can connect directly to enough headhunters, then I can get tens of thousands of them to submit their two-week notices when I cheerfully, casually and in the most friendly way post a LinkedIn Status Update as to how I'm launching a new service that, for the specific reason that headhunters don't even know what a Process Architect is, nor are they willing to find me work where I want to be, or even work I could hope to qualify for, as a public service to the community, without any monetary charge to anyone, ever, I'm going to make the perceived need for headhunters Just Go Away OVERNIGHT.

    If no one connects to me on LinkedIn, the "Body Shops" will still just go away, but not overnight.

    My hope is to - not really all by myself, but With A Little Help From My Friends cause a measurable drop in the stock prices of DICE Holdings, Kelly Services (the parent of Kelly IT Resources), Manpower (Manpower Professional), On Assignment (Oxford Global Resources) and all the other publicly-traded body shops.

    Thanks a million.

    I just couldn't do it without the kind assistance of my many Soylentil friends.

    Yes I Have No Bananas. []
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