This is not “new” news, but it’s the first I’m blogging about it here. I wrote LinkedIn Group Restrictions: Hand-slapping and Promises on August 7th, and now can report on what happened.
As far as I know, the limit to 50 Groups wasn’t a big deal for most people… just those who had more than 50 Groups. My heart goes out to at least one person who CREATED more than 50 Groups, and haven’t heard an update from him – I hope they don’t take those Groups away from him (not sure how they would do that as someone as to be the Group owner). I have heard that some people got some Groups dumped for them but I don’t know if Sept 12 really was dooms day.
I’m only a member of 4 Groups … so it didn’t affect me :p
The other part of the post is what LinkedIn hinted at what would be coming. The most important thing, imho, was the discussion ability for Groups. There is SOOOO much potential there, but it’s quite weak at the moment.
Steve Tylock, author of the LinkedIn Personal Trainer, says it’s a small step forward. I say it’s very small… small enough it didn’t merit a timely post.
Groups enhancements has the potential to be as value-add as Answers is…. I’m expecting some big things in the future, but have learned to not hold my breath
Let me know what enhancements you would like to see in LinkedIn – whether it has to do with Groups or anything else.