back to article Microsoft to 600 million Indians: feel free to hand over some data

Microsoft's social network LinkedIn has added a Hindi version of its service. File this one under "what took you so long?" because, as LinkedIn's announcement notes, over 600 million people speak Hindi. That makes it the third-most-spoken language in the world, behind English and Mandarin. LinkedIn already serves languages …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hand over 'some' data?

    Exactly who are you trying to kid then EL Reg?

    'Some' needs to become 'Lots and lots and lots' of your data.

    I deleted my LinkedIn account the day the MS took them over but it still won't die. I get the occasional email from recruiters asking me to update my profile. Good luck with that sunshine. I retired from paid employment half a decade ago although I still do some coding for a charity that I'm connected with.

    I'm also 100% MS free. Linux and macOS are my daily OS's.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Founder | Mentor | Investor | Speaker | 4X exits | Blockchain | AI

    Please! Keep your bullshit to yourself, FFS.

    Linkedin is a horrible hybrid of the dating game, facebook and an Adobe sized data leak - a first class megamix of creepy, ostentatious, self congratulatory, humble-bragging horror.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Linkedin claim 30m UK users

    The UK population is 67m... deduct pre-schoolers, school kids and the elderly, and that would mean that they have signed up just about every single person in the UK!

    Except me

  4. zb42

    I'm still displeased about the many "I'd like to add you to my professional network" emails

    I received a decade ago, sent from Linkedin servers with forged From: addresses and a fake

    message that appeared to be from someone I may have exchanged email with once.

    The $13 million they paid to settle a lawsuit about that is annoyingly nothing compared to the $26 billion Microsoft paid to buy them.

    I find it sad that hoping the general public will choose to stay away from evil companies just does not work.

    I still won't buy anything from Sony because they put bad software on audio CD's twenty years ago, their $80 billion in yearly revenue suggests that they won't notice.

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