New Stuff in Second Edition of LinkedIn Book

October 29th, 2008 | by Jason Alba |

I’m going through pages and pages of suggestions to add to my second edition of the LinkedIn book… and this was after I thought I was done! Here are four things that are on the top of my mind right now:

  1. How do you become “featured?”  It’s pretty easy to find in the help section, but I get asked this frequently.
  2. What about the new Group discussion stuff?  HUGE.  I’ve always said that Answers was my favorite part of LinkedIn, and the smartest thing they’ve ever done, but Group discussions is super cool… I’m not sure if I’ll think it’s better than Answers, but right now I’m thinking they are neck-and-neck as far as coolness.  Of course, there are problems, but I think that will get ironed out.
  3. Companies.  No mention of this in the first edition, but Companies are freaking awesome.  Go search for someone at ADP or IBM, and then click on the company name (that is hyperlinked), and you’ll see all kinds of juicy information!
  4. and fresh today, Applications.  So far I’ve tried the slideshare application and the wordpress application, and neither seemed to work for me… but just seeing it this far along is very promising and I think it’s going to be a great asset for LinkedIn.  HOWEVER, for those turned off by LinkedIn turning into Facebook, and getting more noisy, this is probably not going to be a welcome feature ;)

That’s what’s on my mind. Now, back to updating the book!

  1. 3 Responses to “New Stuff in Second Edition of LinkedIn Book”

  2. By Jan Vermeiren on Oct 30, 2008 | Reply

    Hi Jason,

    I agree on the Discussion function. For me it is even more important than answers because it gives people the opportunity to gain visibility and credibility with their peers, customers (or whomever the other members are).

    This is more intuitive for most people than the answers section.

    Have a great networking day !


    PS: I tested the WordPress and Slideshare function today and they both worked fine.

    Jan Vermeiren

    Author of Let’s Connect (

  3. By Jason Alba on Oct 31, 2008 | Reply

    “More intuitive than Answers…”

    THAT is really profound!! Thanks for sharing your thoughts Jan :)

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