LinkedIn responds to criticism of new Groups policy

On the ridiculously popular My LinkedIn Power Forum a great debate has ensued following a letter from LinkedIn management announcing that group owners within the LinkedIn universe will need to pay for an upgrade to Premium Group to gain access to specific services and capabilities. Group owners that don’t upgrade will have a Basic Group, with fewer capabilities. This is about the LinkedIn for Groups service only, notice.

Shades of the MeetUp.com brohouha, eh?

The messages between group owners in the Forum have been interesting, but what I find excellent, exemplary, is the long, thoughtful explanatory message that LinkedIn Director of Marketing Robert Leathern posted to the list…