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NYT: Translators Scoff at LinkedIn’s Offer of $0 an Hour June 29, 2009

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in LinkedIn, Random musings.

It’s always a  mystery to me how newspapers find the news they report on. It appears our little controversy with LinkedIn has been picked up by the New York Times. I think it is a fairly good article that covers our side rather well. Nico Posner declined to be interviewed, but the author cites Chris Irwin, Matthew Bennett, and Natalya Kelly. I was especially pleased to see the final quotes from Ms. Kelly. I was pleased to see she realizes why we were so upset, and her quotes summed up the situation quite nicely.



1. Kenny - July 2, 2009

I read the NYT article. I even tweeted it. The many translators that follow me had some humorous comments. I guess a company like linkedin thinks it should be treated like a Wikipedia. There seems to be many sites tapping volunteer translators with some success so they thought to try it too. The question is, do they really lose anything by asking the question “Will you work for glory”?

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