LinkedIn Finally Becomes ‘More Social’

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A month ago LinkedIn improved the search, have you enjoyed the changes? Today they just rolled out all kinds of new features that I think you’re going to enjoy. They really want you to hang out longer on their social network.

In order to reach this goal, they’d decided to become ‘more social’, if you will. The new features they’ve added include the ability to upload:

  • pictures and videos
  • resumes
  • and presentations

At the moment these features are free, but it could possibly open up a way for LinkedIn to monetize the storage space.

These features will give professionals and job seekers more functionality. Imagine being a real estate agent and being able to upload pictures of the houses you’re listing. On the flip side, this would be a great way for a job seeker to add some imagery to the work they’ve done in the past. Maybe you’re a speaker and you want to give your connections access to the slides you just recently presented on. The opportunities are endless really.

How do you see professionals using these new ‘social’ features?

Adam Morgan

Adam Morgan

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  • Brent Csutoras

    Great update, but I personally think LinkedIn is making a huge mistake in trying to make their site a social community.

    Already the connections is a horrible failure since they let everyone just add 2nd and 3rd level connections without any email requirement.

    LinkedIn has an amazing thing for being an online resume and professional profile, which I fear they are going to destroy 🙁

  • Kapil Jekishan

    Cheers for the heads up Adam. I don’t quite agree with you Brent on this one..I hardly think having a static profile on LinkedIn and engaging a little within communities is enough to keep up with today’s word. LinkedIn is still a social media platform and the ability to add pictures, resumes, presentations allows you to highlight the personal element but also your professional achievements which prospective clients / employers look for.