LinkedIn cancels Events

Someone pointed this out to me Tuesday night. I can’t remember who it was, but thank you, Person To Be Named Later.

On Monday, LinkedIn terminated a long-standing feature: Events. As LinkedIn said on its help page on Nov. 2:

LinkedIn will be shutting off the LinkedIn Events application effective November 26, 2012…[F]rom time to time, we take a look at our set of features to evaluate how they’re being used by our members. Part of this process sometimes means we decide to eliminate a feature

This will not be earth shattering news to most LinkedIn users–after all, if it were LinkedIn probably wouldn’t be shutting Events down in the first place. Still, Events had some value–giving users the chance, for example, to see in advance who would be attending an event publicized on LinkedIn–so it’s sure to be missed by someone. I have to applaud LinkedIn for getting rid of it, though: in an age of ever-intensive feature creep, it’s nice to see something cut instead of added.

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