LinkedIn’s Pulse Big Data channel: Censorship, manipulation, exclusion and bias

More than 10 days of BS from LinkedIn to arrive at nothing.

Here is a conversation I have had with LinkedIn regarding why my some of my critical Big Data pieces were explicitly excluded from the LinkedIn Pulse Big Data channel.

It just highlights the futility of engaging with an organisation that just serves to harvest and exploit people’s data for commercial gain, without delivering much if anything in terms of reciprocal value.

Let this be a lesson for us all.

All the best,

Martyn


Support Ticket

Exclusion of Big Data articles from the Big Data channel

Status:

Open

Ticket:

150516-001364

Created:

05/16/2015 10:48

Updated:

06/02/2015 03:56

Update or close your ticket

Communication History


Your Response06/02/2015 03:56

Hi XXXYYY,

Many thanks for your reply.

Of course, what I really wanted to know was:
1. Why articles submitted by me were marked as spam?
2. What criteria marks my articles as spam?
3. Who was responsible for marking my articles as spam?

Questions that are not addressed, and that presumably in LinkedIn terms are all questions of a “proprietary” nature for which “proprietary” answers cannot be detailed in any way, shape or form.

In addition, the arbitrary nature of the exclusion of articles confirms that the assignment of content to channels is actually determined not by algorithm but by personal bias.

This is fine. LinkedIn is then clearly a proprietary platform in its totality, with its own commercial bias. One that encompasses the bias and interests of its channel editors, and is not anything remotely approaching an open social forum for professionals.

Therefore, what I have done is to waste hours in pursuing answers that were not going to answered anyway. I do not think that is a particularly good approach to dealing with people, But, nonetheless, if that is LinkedIn policy and practice, then so be it.

Best regards,

Martyn Jones
Cambriano Energy


LinkedIn Response06/01/2015 16:54

Hi Martyn,

You’re welcome.  I’m glad I could help, Martyn.  Unfortunately, I am not able to give that information out as it is proprietary information.

I apologize for any inconvenience.

Thanks for being a LinkedIn member since 2007.

Have a great day.

XXXYYY
ZZZAAA Customer Experience Advocate


Your Response05/31/2015 13:24

Hi XXXYYY,

Many thanks for your reply.

Who is the editor of the Big Data channel now?

Best regards,

Martyn Jones
Cambriano Energy


LinkedIn Response05/30/2015 16:17

Hi Martyn,

Thanks for your patience.  I apologize for the delayed response. With the long form post if you tag under the author it will show under a specific channel.  Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the post to be featured under the editor channel as we give this discretion to our editors.

I do apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

Thanks,

XXXYYY
ZZZAAA Customer Experience Advocate


Your Response05/27/2015 08:06

Hello…. Is there anyone there?

Regards,

Martyn


Your Response05/27/2015 04:26

Hi XXXYYY,

Here’s another one:

Amazing Mysteries of Big Data Analytics:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/amazing-mysteries-big-data-analytics-martyn-jones

Many thanks,

Martyn
Cambriano Energy


Your Response05/26/2015 07:45

Hi XXXYYY,

Here’s some more that didn’t make the cut:
Big Data, AI and Explanation: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/big-data-ai-explanation-martyn-jones

The Amazing Big Data Tour de Force: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/amazing-big-data-tour-de-force-martyn-jones?trk=prof-post

Many thanks,

Martyn
Cambriano Energy


LinkedIn Response05/23/2015 13:29

Hi Martyn,

Thanks for the additional information.  I will forward this to our research department as well.

Thanks,

XXXYYY
ZZZAAA Customer Experience Advocate


Your Response05/22/2015 04:15

I also recently published this piece which also hasn’t been categorised or assigned a channel:

Let’s talk strat! Business Strategy and IT: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/lets-talk-strat-business-strategy-martyn-jones?

Many thanks,

Martyn


LinkedIn Response05/18/2015 16:50

Hi Martyn,

I apologize for the delayed response.  Thanks for the additional links.  We are looking into your account to see why those articles did not fall under the Big Data channel.

I will be in contact with you.

Thanks for your patience Martyn.

XXXYYY
ZZZAAA Customer Experience Advocate


Your Response05/17/2015 01:46

Hi XXXYYY,

Many thanks for getting back to me.

Here are some other articles that didn’t make it:

On Not Knowing Sentiment Analysis: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/knowing-sentiment-analysis-martyn-jones?trk=mp-reader-card

Big Data Tales: Bernice and the Martians: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/big-data-tales-bernice-martians-martyn-jones?trk=mp-reader-card

Taming Big Data – The Slide Deck: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/taming-big-data-slide-deck-martyn-jones?trk=mp-reader-card

The Big Data Roundtable: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/big-data-roundtable-martyn-jones?trk=mp-reader-card

Big Data and the Analytics Data Store: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/big-data-analytics-store-martyn-jones-5994505040558112768?trk=mp-reader-card

Best regards,
Martyn


LinkedIn Response05/16/2015 13:16

Hi Martyn,

Thanks for contacting us.  I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.  Martyn, I am going to have our internal research department look into this for you.  Thank you for sending in the name the Hadoop Honeymmon is over for reference.  Martyn, can you send me a few other title that did not make the “Big Data” channel.  Once I receive this information, I will make sure our engineers look into your account.

Thanks Martyn.

I look forward to hearing your response in order to further assist you.

XXXYYY
ZZZAAA Customer Experience Advocate


Your Response05/16/2015 11:54

I have recently submitted the following article which you might want to track to see if it gets marked as spam.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/hadoop-honeymoon-over-martyn-jones


Your Question05/16/2015 10:48

Dear LinkedIn.

As requested, I am contacting you about several Big Data articles that I have submitted that don’t get included on the Big Data channel.

I can only assume that someone is marking these and other legitimate pieces from other LinkedIn members, as spam.

Do I currently have any items marked as spam?

Thanks and best regards,

Martyn Jones
Cambriano Energy, Founder and CEO

https://es.linkedin.com/in/martynrichardjones

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