Thursday, June 24, 2010, I had the opportunity to discuss with NBC15 News Anchor Carleen Wild, the recent changes and updates to LinkedIn, Inbox, groups, company profiles and the new Twitter app.
Top LinkedIn changes
1. Personally the ability to follow companies is a nice added feature if you are job hunting since you can see people coming and going as well as new job posts. You see these updates now in your update stream in your profile and also in your daily or weekly update email.
2. The new Inbox features let you separate invites from regular messages. All those open networkers who get tons of invites each day will certainly appreciate this. I really like the new actions that look like the expected functions of an Inbox. These include a delete button and forwarding.
3. Groups seems to have the most features added to follow conversations, most active discussion and a more visual indication of the most active commenter. The thumbnail profile photo becomes important as images are part of the discussion stream. So if you haven’t gotten that new photo uploaded do it now.
4. Last but not least is the addition of a real Twitter app that shows your twitter stream on your home page. You can also tweet while you are in LinkedIn. If you haven’t done much with lists on Twitter but want to follow your LinkedIn contacts, the new Twitter app will build a list that you can follow on Twitter and will automatically update when your connections add their Twitter username to their profile. VERY Nice feature.
Here is the interview: