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LinkedIn, career-building social network, recruiting tool, and sad daily reminder of the crushing meaninglessness of corporate culture, just changed its user agreement! Normally an ignored event where a pop-up of text is briskly clicked away with an “I agree,” this agreement contained a clause a bit weirder than usual: “Even if it is legal where you are located, [don’t] create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services or prostitution.”
Yes, despite their best efforts, prostitution is a skill that you can endorse on LinkedIn…and boy is it really popular in Brooklyn, NY. It’s probably all just profiles ironically listing street walking under “skills,” but, hey, tight pants aren’t free – maybe hipsters really are selling their skinny bodies for scarves? Other related skills LinkedIn probably hopes will go away? Burglary, Driving Under the Influence, and (this is actually probably an incredibly useful talent in 90 percent of American business at this point) embezzlement!