LinkedIn has announced and delivered many new updates to their social media platform for professionals over the last several months. For the individual, there is a new profile being rolled out and endorsements. For companies, there is a new company page format, targeted updates and follower statistics.
LinkedIn is in beta with a new connections page that makes it easier to find, organize and stay in touch with your business contacts. The update adds a panel that makes it much nicer to browse contacts quickly, enabling you to find what you need with a few clicks. You now are able to browse contacts by their companies, industries or locations. Selecting the recent activity filter, you can see who has added new connections. When you click on one of your connections, a mini profile appears in the right panel, showing you contact information, photo, current position and number of connections. One feature that caught my attention is the ability to tag your connections. Similar to friend lists on […]
I’ve noticed that some of my contacts (10% to be exact) have made their connections private on LinkedIn. As a social network, hiding your contact list seems, well, not very social. When a contact list is private, I can’t browse my connection’s network to see who I may know or who may be of interest to me. I can still find people in their network via a keyword search showing them as the first-level contact that provides the connection, but I have to know what I’m looking for and I can’t just open up their connection list and peruse them for familiar faces. Why Do People Choose to Hide Their Networks? To prevent competitors from gaining access to your customers and business partners […]