LinkedIn Invites Users to Follow Updates from Industry Influencers

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News Posted: Tue, Oct 2 2012 11:48 AM
If you use LinkedIn much at all, you’ve seen prominent role people’s status updates are taking in spurring conversation at the professional networking site. LinkedIn is looking for ways to improve that communication, so it’s launching what amounts to a panel of industry influencers who will be providing frequent and (hopefully) substantive updates. You can follow these pros, much as you would on Twitter.

LinkedIn's New Influencer Updates

You can follow the updates of  a new group of "Influencers" on LinkedIn.

It’s an interesting approach and the lineup of influencers doesn’t look shabby at all. Outside the tech industry, you’ll find politicians, well-known journalists, and CEOs. Of course, you’ll find plenty of tech experts, too, including Guy Kawasaki, Kai Fu Lee, and Tim O’Reilly. Influencers seem to have few rules as far as what they can post: they can post regular updates or longer form pieces and series.

LinkedIn plans to expand the list and it’s looking for influencers right now, so head over if you think you should be helping to shape the conversation on the site.
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Dave_HH replied on Tue, Oct 2 2012 6:23 PM

Linkedin is thinking outside the box. That's my buddy Guy Kawasaki right there. :)

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Kawasaki is hardly an industry influencer. Her never was either. Just a paid apple shill, they call them 'evangelists' which is really just an offshoot of the scammy televangelist and quack fortune tellers like Sylvia Browne.

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