LinkedIn Gets a Facebook FaceLift
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The folks at LinkedIn have given their site a face lift. Or should I say, a Facebook-lift?
And, shocker of shockers, they're finally going to allow people to add their photos to their profiles.
Quick, go get a new profile picture taken, preferably one not that one with the Christmas tree on your head taken after several tequila shots at last year's Christmas party!
The highlights of the new LinkedIn design include the ability to get news about your company, a Facebook newsfeed-like feature to help you follow the doings of those in your network, and the ability to customize modules that appear on your LinkedIn page.
The news feature is a nice to have, but I can get that info from Google News or my own intranet.
The network updates provide a nice way to follow the bouncing career ball of your best friends and worst enemies.
And as to the photo, the people have allegedly spoken.
However, thankfully LinkedIn seems to have given some serious consideration to the recent Facebook privacy challenges by making sure the profile owner will have the option to control whether their photo is visible to their connections, to their network, or to the entire World Wide Web.
So what's next?
Will I soon be able to see where all my colleagues are applying for their jobs? Will there be a "Manager" privacy control feature for that, please?