You already know I think Endorsements are completely useless and a waste of effort. It is a way to get LinkedIn users to go back to the site so the marketers can say “we increased usage drastically – people are coming back in!”
Well, anyway… aside from being utterly useless, there is something from a product manager perspective that I wish LinkedIn would do. When they send me an email telling me that one of my Contacts endorsed me for a skill, could the PLEASE make the email meaningful and tell me which skill it was for? Right now all I get is a notice that the person (or group of people) endorsed me, but I don’t know if it if relevant (basket weaving vs. relationship management – one isn’t even worth opening the email for).
Here’s one of the emails I get, when I get endorsed for a new skill:
If they simply say what the new skill is, I might be inclined to add it to my profile, but please don’t make me click through just to see… pretty please?