Friday, March 11, 2011

LinkedIn Taps Professional Connections to Create News Service - NYTimes.com

LinkedIn branches out

The service, which appears to do a good job of compiling the most important news of the day in various sectors and industries, has some useful features. For example, a user can click on an article to see who has shared it and what they have said about it. The user can then filter those results by a number of criteria, including company, geography and industry. That makes it easy, for example, to see what people in the media industry in New York are saying about a story on AOL’s acquisition of The Huffington Post.

You can also do searches to find out, for instance, what articles about the Apple iPad 2 are being read and commented on at Microsoft.

LinkedIn unveiled a number of other tools on Thursday, including a graphical way to map your connections on the site. The tool, which remains experimental, is available at inmaps.linkedinlabs.com.

LinkedIn Taps Professional Connections to Create News Service - NYTimes.com

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