I’m not much for blogging about new features in LinkedIn right away, mostly because you can get that info from the LinkedIn blog, and because I’d rather talk about things once they have traction behind them. But, LinkedIn Events is pretty significant, and I wanted to share a few observations.
Events show up on my homepage, on the right hand column, down quite a ways. This is what I see by default:
I have no idea why the three events are in NY, NY and OH, … just a few hours flight away from where I am! I even clicked on “See more” and changed the location to my locality, but it still shows these events on my home page.
Right now it looks like there are 1,225 events. I’m not sure if there are others I can’t see… but that’s not very many events added, considering LinkedIn has over 30 million signups. I’m guessing once they give Events better placement and advertising it will explode.
You can add your own event. There’s this image, or up at the top you’ll see the “Add an Event” tab.
My first thought was that this was a “Facebook me too” play, but for the LinkedIn users who don’t use Facebook, I think this is going to be quite powerful. I hope it gets better placement in the site. What do you think?