Articles by Ryan Roslansky
Everyday we are focused on helping our members to be great at what they do and today marks another exciting step towards making this possible for millions of professionals. For some time, you’ve been able to follow news by industry and sources, companies, and groups — these updates have seamlessly become part of the discussions you’re having everyday on LinkedIn with your peers. And now, you can follow other professionals on LinkedIn.
Not just any professionals, but 150 of the most influential thought leaders on LinkedIn who will be sharing unique knowledge and professional insights. Starting today, you can follow the likes of Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, Caterina Fake, Craig Newmark, President Barack Obama, Governor Mitt Romney, and many more. Read what they are saying, like and comment directly on their posts, and share with your network.
You might recall that back in May, we made LinkedIn Today, our social news product, even easier to navigate by completely re-imagining the look and feel of the product. This initiative was driven by one of our key design principles to simplify the experience; creating an elegant, delightful and customized experience for news consumption.
In keeping with our continued vision to constantly refine our products with our members’ needs in mind, we are pleased to announce two new features we’ve added to LinkedIn Today.
LinkedIn and Twitter have worked together since 2009 to enable the sharing of professional conversations on both platforms. Since this relationship began, some of you chose to sync your LinkedIn and Twitter accounts to share your professional content, knowledge and expertise.
As Twitter shared earlier today in a blog post from Michael Sippey, they are increasingly focused on “providing the core Twitter consumption experience through a consistent set of products and tools.” Consistent with Twitter’s evolving platform efforts, Tweets will no longer be displayed on LinkedIn starting later today. We know many of you value Twitter as an additional way to broadcast professional content beyond your LinkedIn connections. Moving forward, you will still be able to share your updates with your Twitter audience by posting them on LinkedIn.
We are excited to announce LinkedIn’s new company status updates, that will now let members receive further insights — breaking news about the company, employee moves, relevant job opportunities or the latest on their products and services including multimedia content — directly from the companies they follow.
Over the last few days, some of you may have read stories or blog posts about new forms of advertising that we are testing on our site, called “social ads” . Since the launch, we’ve also been gathering feedback from our users and we hear you loud and clear.
The trust of our members is central to what we do, and we always aim for clarity, consistency, and member control in all matters related to privacy and data. With that in mind, let me clarify a few things: