LinkedIn Answers : Love Child of LinkedIn & Yahoo Answers

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Mix the professional networking of LinkedIn with Yahoo Answers and what comes out of the other end? You guessed it, LinkedIn Answers.

Not just another social networking center taking advantage of its user knowledge base, LinkedIn adds the special mix of being more business and profession oriented than Yahoo!, Amazon or other Q&A search services.

How does it work?

1. Ask a question
2. Share the question : Pick the connections who you think are most likely to know the answer.
3. Receive answers from your connections, their connections, and experts who use LinkedIn.

If this catches on expect a slew of new LinkedIn emails beyond the daily connection requests you’re getting now!

In the spirit of testing out the service for the good of the people, I asked this question to all of my LinkedIn connections:

“Will LinkedIn Answers last over a year? Will it be a success?”

LinkedIn leaves the question open for 7 days, let’s hope some of my many search engine & social media expert connections respond… expect an update next week.

Loren Baker
Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
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  • http://www.cumbrowski.com/CarstenC/ CarstenCumbrowski

    This shows a screen shot of the email I got.
    Btw. I wanted to upload it here, but got an error. Loren, I shot you an email. Its coming from my site for now (if the comment gets accepted and the image not stripped out)..

  • http://www.cumbrowski.com/CarstenC/ CarstenCumbrowski

    okay, the image got stripped out, obviously (and better is, would have been a security hole if it would have gone through).. sorry.. here is the link to the image instead:

    http://www.cumbrowski.com/temp/linkedinanswerssej012007.png

  • https://www.searchenginejournal.com Loren Baker, Editor

    Yikes, I was a little late on the update, which can be found here.