You'd think after all the fuss Facebook and Google Buzz have created over the years by automatically adding a new feature before telling users what they're doing, other social networks would pay attention so as not to make the same mistake. But the folks at LinkedIn opted to learn this one on their own, I suppose.
Sophos' Naked Security blogger Paul Ducklin explained:
[The company] did prefix its official policy with a summary, and it provided a link at the top of the policy page to show you the changes since last time...Even the summary and the changelog top 1000 words each.
Needless to say, users were peeved. Fortunately, it didn't take long for LinkedIn to get the message. As of Thursday night, according to The Wall Street Journal, "the company retreated, informing members that their photos would no longer accompany ads. Instead, ads will state the number of a user's connections who either follow or recommend the product or company."