Posts by Allen Blue

  • Creating Economic Opportunity in Cities Around the World

    Have you ever seen a job that you wanted, but you didn’t have the skills or training to get it? As we’ve worked on LinkedIn’s Economic Graph, we’ve been able to help people learn more about skills, learn from their networks about jobs, and evaluate universities according to their career outcomes. This week we’re taking another step towards realizing LinkedIn’s vision of creating economic opportunity for every member of the workforce by joining the Markle Foundation in a…

  • By 2025, online talent platforms could boost global GDP by $2.7 trillion annually, according to a report released this week by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). The impact is even more tangible and personal to the 540 million individuals who could use these platforms to connect with better opportunities and more rewarding work. MGI defines “online talent platforms” as marketplaces and tools that can connect individuals to the right work opportunities. LinkedIn’s vision is to…

  • Allen Blue

    We believe there are three distinct dimensions to delivering relevant information and knowledge to our members. The first is through content optimization or the use of algorithms that help surface relevant news and information to the right member at the right time. The second involves leveraging social connections, which for us means sharing and exchanging information with a trusted network of professionals. The third component is editorial curation, i.e. manually surfacing the most…

  • Allen Blue

    Today we’re announcing a partnership between LinkedIn and Twitter – and new features that we think are going to make both Twitter and LinkedIn more…

  • Allen Blue

    In this post, I’d like to focus on the salient features of LinkedIn News since a lot has already been said about it this past week. As you’re…