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Why I Linked Out on LinkedIn

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Some folks seem to misunderstand how to best use LinkedIn to grow your business. Here's a little story about why I linked out on Linkedin with them.

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Cendrine Marrouat - SocialMediaSlant.com's curator insight, December 14, 2013 5:55 PM

We still have a long way to go when it comes to real and heartfelt networking in social media... 



Donald McClendon's curator insight, December 14, 2013 6:43 PM

Link-out for the better.

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Why You Should Be Embracing LinkedIn Endorsements

Why You Should Be Embracing LinkedIn Endorsements | Super Social Media | Scoop.it

Introduced as a quick way of recommending someone, LinkedIn's endorsements has taken a life of its own and has influenced how users optimise their profiles...

 

For better or for worse, the introduction of LinkedIn’s endorsements has had an effect on how users approach the site. In their Q3 earnings report released at the beginning of November, the company revealed that more than 200 million endorsements have been given out by members since the feature was released back in late September and that the number of members editing their profiles has more than doubled when compared to last year. If it means that users are improving and optimising their profiles because of endorsements, then you could argue that it’s having a positive effect.


However, there has been much debate about whether LinkedIn’s endorsement feature is valuable or not. The theory behind it makes a lot of sense – for those who mightn’t have the time to write a recommendation, a single click is much easier and less time-consuming – but at the same time, some have argued that it cheapens recommendations and is an effort to recreate the Facebook ‘Like’ button. While both sides have valid points, it’s better to see endorsements as a way of complementing your profile instead of being a deal breaker for employers.

 

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5 underused LinkedIn features that you should check out today

5 underused LinkedIn features that you should check out today | Super Social Media | Scoop.it
Over the years, LinkedIn has become one of my favorite social networks to use. The site has allowed me to meet some great people in my niche, find unique content, and most importantly, be recognize...

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Cendrine Marrouat - SocialMediaSlant.com's curator insight, January 22, 2013 4:31 PM

LinkedIn is definitely a great place for professionals interested in giving their brand a boost among their peers.

 

Unfortunately, the site can be quite confusing to figure out. As a result, people miss some major features.

 

Here are five features that you cannot afford to miss:

1) LinkedIn Today

2) Original Content

3) Signal

4) Groups

5) Recommendations / Endorsements

The Right Image's curator insight, January 22, 2013 5:19 PM

Good advice for those who want to get more out of LinkedIn

Cendrine Marrouat - SocialMediaSlant.com's comment, January 26, 2013 5:40 PM
Thank you for sharing my article!