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This isn't an economic indicator. GitHire spammed me and all my coworkers with offers of a $10 Amazon gift card to interview at a startup. By doing this, they basically said our time was worth $10.

Unfortunately, the emails were sent as the company they were hiring for -- so GitHire didn't get the brunt of the ill will, the unsuspecting company that hired them did.

Agreed. That a start up recruitment site isn't generating the numbers the founders dreamed about is more probably an indicator of a poor business model, poor exposure or in this case alienating all prospective users by opting them in (spammy and suspicious behavior) and then exasperating the users further by not providing a "one-click opt-out". Whats the real difference between Githire and scrapping blogs and web sites for e-mail addresses and spamming them? I can't really see a difference.

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