LinkedIn’s front page, LinkedIn Today, has undergone an organizational makeover to make news links and slide shows easier to find. Announced today, LinkedIn’s ‘Channels’ allow members to browse, sort, and follow content by category.
On the 10th anniversary of the professional network, LinkedIn has published an infographic that profiles its growing user base of affluent, educated, and — if you ask them — influential users. LinkedIn members in the U.S. have an average household income of $83,000 per year and twice the purchasing power of the average U.S. consumer, the company said.
Last month, Google was able to expand its social log-in dramatically by simply integrating its log-in feature with identity management providers Gigya and Janrain. The deal shone a spotlight on service providers who are usually invisible to end users.
LinkedIn reported first-quarter revenue of $324.7 million, up nearly 75 percent over the first quarter of 2012, but the company’s guidance suggested that its revenue growth will cool, prompting stocks to fall after hours.
After quietly rolling out new ways for members to display samples of their work on the professional network, LinkedIn has released a slideshow and blog post to demonstrate how to create a Professional Portfolio. Members can now upload documents and add videos, photos, and links to enhance the “Summary,” “Experience” and “Education” sections of their profiles.
Twitter Opens its Self-Serve Advertising Platform to All U.S. Users (SocialTimes)
Twitter will open its advertising platform to all users in the United States, the company announced on Tuesday. The self-serve advertising suite allows account administrators to run their own campaigns by promoting their accounts or individual Tweets to specific groups within the social network, and to track the results through Twitter analytics.
Anna Rihtar quit her job after her boss allegedly sexually assaulted her, but her struggle to rebuild her career was just beginning. Shortly after she left her job, Rihtar’s boss started stalking her on social media. In a petition on Change.org, she is now urging LinkedIn executives to make it easier for members to block other people on the professional networking site. Her story is not unique, and SocialTimes has learned that LinkedIn engineers may already have a solution in the works.
Airbnb is rolling out a new identity verification program that will eventually require all users around the world to connect their online identities with conventional forms of identification.
LinkedIn today launched a feature that imports a user’s email interactions and calendars and syncs them with his or her LinkedIn contacts.