Now, finally, you can be a LinkedIn Influencer

February 20th, 2014 | by Jason Alba |

This is long, long overdue.

Although, I don’t see the option like in the blog post… so maybe not ALL people can, but it looks like it will be soon!

LinkedIn Opens Its Publishing Platform To All Members

It will be nice to hear from others, other than the elite “influencers,” or whoever their ghost writers are.

I wonder if WordPress and other blogging platforms see this as a threat.

  1. 3 Responses to “Now, finally, you can be a LinkedIn Influencer”

  2. By Don on Feb 20, 2014 | Reply

    Jason, interesting question. My first take is if I were WordPress I wouldn’t be overly concerned. The main thing I’m looking at is that with LinkedIn the author doesn’t own or control the content. LinkedIn has the right to terminate your access to, or worse yet pull, all of your contributions if you violate their terms of service. I want to control and own my content so I can best use it to fulfill my goals in life. Now might I contribute to LinkedIn? Most likely, but you can be certain that LinkedIn will not be my home base. It’s a channel just like YouTube, Google+, Twitter, etc.

  3. By Jason Alba on Feb 20, 2014 | Reply

    I agree Don. Same issue I blogged about with regard to using LI as your CRM… the biggest issue is the policy they have in place as a social network, which has to be different than that of a CRM (or, in this case, as a content provider/blogger).

  4. By Lee Crumbaugh on Feb 20, 2014 | Reply

    This is good news! I view this as an opportunity to further propagate my blog posts, not as the home for my content.

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