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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Better Conversations on LinkedIn

Monday I shared information I'd found for the top 10 social networking sites for May, and I was surprised that LinkedIn wasn't listed as one of them.  Then I remembered that until a few months ago I didn't even know it was possible to have group discussion on LinkedIn, and apparently many others are still unaware.

It looks like that might be about to change.  LinkedIn has begun revamping its groups to make conversations a little bit easier. An article on explains some of the adjustments LinkedIn has made:
There is also a new focus on surfacing quality conversations from influencers. A new feature allows you to scan different conversations and “Like,” “Pass” or “Comment” on a discussion within a group. This information then brings the best conversations to the top of the group. There is also now a “Top Influencers” feature, which highlights quality contributors based on how well they stimulate conversations from other members.
Check out the article to see a short video demonstration:

LinkedIn Revamps Groups with Likes, Follows and Discussions

What do you think?  Will these new features help make LinkedIn's group conversations a little more accessible? 
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