Going through my morning routine I opened up my LinkedIn account and found a nice surprise. LinkedIn Signal. If you did not think your status updates really meant anything before I am sure your mind will change now. The video below explains it really well but the summary from my take is that your status updates are now searchable. This makes it even more important to give careful thought to what you will be posting.
LinkedIn has been working hard to maintain its place in the social networking world and this move in my opinion is an excellent one. The possibilities are endless from a research standpoint to recruiting, prospecting, outreach, you name it the options are there. I look forward to drilling into this a bit more and would love to hear your initial thoughts on it.
I have always been a fan of LinkedIn and applaud them for making this move. So if you are a person who has been a bit negligent in updating your LinkedIn account, I suggest you clean it up a bit. It is one of the most powerful networking tools out there for professionals. With this new addition it just became even stronger. What have you done to leverage LinkedIn? Please share your experiences below in the comment section.