Finally! A Little LinkedIn Picture Change That Makes A Big Difference!

November 24th, 2010 | by Jason Alba |

I was on LinkedIn today to see if one of my contacts had their picture up – I haven’t met him in person and wanted to grab the image and put it into JibberJobber (the CRM I use to manage and track my relationships).

I was happy to see this contact *finally* put their picture up.

When I moused over the picture to right-click and grab the image URL, I saw a new option pop-up: a magnifying glass, like this:

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When I click on that little button-thing I actually, FINALLY, get a bigger picture of the person.

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I’ve always wanted bigger pictures from LinkedIn, and now I get them! Thank you LinkedIn!

  1. 2 Responses to “Finally! A Little LinkedIn Picture Change That Makes A Big Difference!”

  2. By Charlie on PA Tpk on Nov 24, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t know… I still see photos in LinkedIn as a down-hill slope to making it more MySpace and less as a business tool.

    Of course, speaking for myself, my inability to look good in a photo may be clouding my judgement.

  3. By Jason Alba on Nov 24, 2010 | Reply

    Charlie, I think that is what LinkedIn feared, also, and why it took SO LONG for them to let anyone put a profile picture up.

    However, there are a few differences:

    1. The target audience of LinkedIn is way, way different than the MySpace audience – from way back then (pre-LinkedIn) and even now.

    2. LinkedIn doesn’t allow multiple pictures (yet??), so you only got one shot to mess it up or make it right – most people in LinkedIn’s target demographic aren’t stupid enough to put up what the average MySpace person would put up.

    3. The LinkedIn Picture Police are still active, I’ve heard just as recent as a few weeks ago someone had his picture taken down… so they are somewhat vigilant on the crap that could be there.

    Of course, this isn’t helping people who don’t “look good in a photo,” but I agree…. that could just be clouded judgement :p

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