Articles by 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 compelling content to our members.
At LinkedIn, we have already demonstrated the ability to leverage machine learning and our professional graph with the launch of LinkedIn Today, a product that is designed to help professionals stay informed and use that information to make smarter business decisions every day. Our most important contributors to the success of this product are LinkedIn’s more than 100 million members. LinkedIn Today is based on what they share, recommend and say; the voice of the world’s professionals is something that only LinkedIn can offer.
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 powerful for you.
The idea is simple: When you set your status on LinkedIn you can now tweet it as well, amplifying it to your followers and real-time search services like Twitter Search and Bing. And when you tweet, you can send that message to your LinkedIn connections as well, from any Twitter service or tool.
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 probably aware of, your LinkedIn Network is a valuable resource that enables you to draw on the collective wisdom of your colleagues, business partners and others in your professional world. LinkedIn Answers was the first step in fulfilling that goal and with LinkedIn News we’re taking it to the next level.
- New LinkedIn Features