Over the past several months, we have added dozens of new Influencers on LinkedIn who are regularly sharing unique business insights and starting thought-provoking conversations around issues impacting professionals around the world. Whether it’s Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg or one of the top CEOs of companies like DoSomething.org, Zappos, JP Morgan Chase, Campbell Soup and eBay – you can follow and directly engage with more than 300 of the top professionals on LinkedIn.

And just this morning, we welcomed our newest Influencer, Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts. As the leader of one of the world’s top luxury brands, Ahrendt joins an array of the world’s most powerful female professionals like Meg Whitman, Maria Shriver and Senator Elizabeth Warren who share their professional insights on LinkedIn. Check out her exclusive interview with LinkedIn here.

We’ve also added some new features to make it even easier to find and engage with Influencers as well as other professionals who care about similar topics and issues:

More ways to engage in the conversation:

Starting today, you will be able to “like” or respond directly to a specific comment on an Influencer post that resonates with you as well as mention a member in your post, enabling you to have a deeper and ongoing conversation. When another member likes a comment you’ve provided, or mentions you in a comment, you will receive a notification so that you can dial back into the conversation. We are also giving you the power to sort comments, to help you quickly find the content that interests you most.

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Discover Influencers when you search:

There are hundreds of inspiring Influencers now on LinkedIn, from Richard Branson to Meg Whitman. Now you can use LinkedIn search to find your favorite Influencers and their most recent posts. Just enter the name of an Influencer into the search field to get started!

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See which Influencers and topics are driving the most interest:

Each and every day you are having rich conversations across thousands of Influencer posts and a myriad of topics impacting all professional sectors.

Here’s a quick look at just a few fun facts on how you are all engaging with Influencers!

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