Monday, December 10, 2012

LinkedIn profiles to change

A few minutes ago I received an email from LI. I am uncertain how this will impact me, all of us, etc. So stay tuned for commentary as i digest this....

Here is the email:

Hi Mark,
On December 11, 2012, you'll be getting the new LinkedIn profile, which
has a simplified design, provides deeper insights, and surfaces new
ways to connect and build relationships. You'll also be one of the first
to preview a new way to showcase rich content on your profile --
like presentations, videos, documents, and more.
Now there are more ways than ever to tell your professional story on
LinkedIn, and we're excited for you to try them out. As we roll out
these changes, we'll also be streamlining our app offerings, so
the following LinkedIn apps will no longer be supported on the
homepage or profile as of December 11:

  • LinkedIn Events
You can find out more about these changes on our Help Center.
We hope you like your new LinkedIn profile!
The LinkedIn Team


LinkedIn Applications: Location

of 3rd Party Content

How can I access the content from my 3rd party

LinkedIn Applications?

LinkedIn Applications are being replaced with a new feature that lets
you add media links to images, presentations, videos, and documents
on your profile. You may click below to see how to access content for
some of those applications:

My Travel by TripIt
You will be able to continue to post TripIt updates to your LinkedIn network and profile by linking your TripIt and LinkedIn accounts. Show me how.
Legal Updates by JD Supra
We are actively working with JD Supra to integrate the content from your JD Supra portfolio into your new LinkedIn profile. Expect to hear from JD Supra directly as we make this switch. In the meantime, if you’ve been posting your documents via the "Legal Updates" app, you can continue to update your network with your latest content by logging into your account on JD Supra.
Portfolio Display by Behance
Any of your Behance content you’ve uploaded using the Portfolio Display application will be automatically migrated to the Summary section of your profile once you opt into the newly redesigned LinkedIn Profile. If you were a user of this application, you should receive an invite to opt into the new profile design shortly.
SlideShare Presentations by SlideShare
Any SlideShare content you’ve uploaded using the SlideShare Presentations application will be automatically migrated to the Summary section of your profile once you opt into the newly redesigned LinkedIn profile. If you were a user of this application, you should receive an invitation to opt into the new profile design shortly.
Lawyer Ratings by LexisNexis
With this new platform, applications such as the Lawyers Rating Application by LexisNexis®Martindale-Hubbell® will no longer be supported. This application icon will no longer display on your LinkedIn profile. Be on the look-out for the next generation Ratings application from LexisNexis®Martindale-Hubbell® available in the near future.
WordPress by Automatic
If you self-host your WordPress site, you can enable auto posting to LinkedIn through the Jetpack plugin from Automatic.
If your site is on, simply enable the Publicize setting for LinkedIn from your Dashboard.
We cannot automatically move content from the remaining applications
to your profile. You can re-add that content to your profile using our
new rich media feature.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, it has been an interesting ride and transition.
    There were several folks in the community who were transferred over last summer and then a staged approach this fall, all building up to this 12/11/12 transition date.
    The explanation that this a New Rich Media experience is not pleasing to many who use this as a business platform.
    And as to the New Rich Media, you can't use it yet and there is no ETA on when you will be able to. And for those of us who have had SlideShare presentations as part of their accounts for years, that is all gone and no word when we can reload it.
    As to the Skills and Endorsements, this is a prelude to being able to search for someone based on the highest number of endorsements they receive for a particular skill even though many of the skills are not really skills.
    When you read the "vision" statements about this, LinkedIn states that they want to develop an Economic Graph of the world. At present they are just becoming more and more of a job board.