LinkedIn believes the holiday season is a time for sharing, so the professional networking site launched its new share button, which allows one-click sharing to LinkedIn after it is installed on sites with some simple code.

Senior product manager Liz Reaves Walker wrote on the LinkedIn Blog:

In the past, publishers like The Huffington Post have integrated LinkedIn share on their Web sites. Starting today, sites like Bloomberg, Forbes, and the Mercury NewsSiliconValley.com are doing the same. In addition, they are also integrating even more advanced functionality like the ability to sign in to your site with LinkedIn credentials, which you can learn more about here.

We know there are a lot of options for sharing content today, whether it’s on Twitter or Facebook. And now, with our new LinkedIn share button, we’d like to offer readers an effective way to share relevant professional content — news, thought pieces, white papers, or presentations on slideshare — with their business network on LinkedIn.

As a professional, we know the importance of staying up to speed on industry trends and business news, and now we have made it easier for you to share that news and research with your team, clients, and peers from your favorite business news sites. Or, use LinkedIn share to get a conversation started with clients and colleagues you haven’t reached out to in a while.