LinkedIn Status -

March 3rd, 2008 | by Jason Alba |

With the new release last week, I can now say what I’m doing. What Facebook has allowed me to do since day 1. And what Twitter’s all about.

I like this new feature, as it allows me to put a little more personality on my profile, especially in a place that is expected to change (or, be updated).

LinkedIn status - what am I doing?

I don’t care for “me too” features, but this particular funtionality has been beneficial to me on Facebook. I like it. I just wish they would make it easy for me to update what I’m doing…. my #1 preference would be to tie it to my tweets, since I only one to have one place that I say what I’m doing, and have all of the other places pull that in.

How do you change it? Go to your profile page, and right under your name you’ll see a link to put your status in, or edit your status.

  1. 5 Responses to “LinkedIn Status -”

  2. By Jen on Mar 17, 2008 | Reply

    I’m divided on this new feature. You know what they say: one bad apple spoils the whole bunch.

    And there is one person in my large network who insists on posting pompous, over-the-top self-promoting messages.

    So to avoid this person’s daily status updates, I’ve had to turn this feature off.

  3. By Jason Alba on Mar 17, 2008 | Reply

    interesting thing happened to me… I posted that status and a few days later … IT WAS GONE!

    I don’t know if everyone has a limit on their status, which would suck (imho), or if LI didn’t like my status.

  4. By Jon Czerwinski on Mar 19, 2008 | Reply

    It’s been interesting so far in just the three days (and two statuses) I’ve had.

    I walked into a client yesterday who said she had just been browsing LinkedIn the day before and saw my status “fixing yet another thing he’s never seen before” and was curious about what it was I had encountered…

  5. By Jason Alba on Mar 19, 2008 | Reply

    @Jon – that’s pretty funny! I’m continually amazed (I know, I shouldn’t be) at who is actually reading stuff I’m doing online – whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, my blogs, LinkedIn, etc.

    We are being watched :)

  6. By Jon Czerwinski on Mar 19, 2008 | Reply

    Ahhh… usability issues raise their ugly head.

    I thought to test the length of the status entry. So I kept typing until the entry field wouldn’t take any more characters – an indication of a limit. Hit save and get the error message:

    “Your status text exceeded the maximum length”

    The page source show the entry field to be 150 characters long. I just tested with 143 characters and still get the error.

    This is a example of poor user interface design – the maximum allowable is some value less than the entry field length, yet there’s no indication what that maximum is or how many characters I have left to enter.

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