A couple of days ago I received a message from the LinkedIn team where they announced they were adding ways to interact with your network on LinkedIn. Whether it’s a new way to create projects and collaborate, share information, customize your profile, or gain key insights, the new LinkedIn Applications deliver.
These open social installations or applications will enable you to:
Work collaboratively with your network.
- Box on LinkedIn: Share files and collaborate with your network.
- Huddle on LinkedIn: Private workspaces to collaborate with your network on projects.
Share information and keep up to date with your network.
- Amazon on LinkedIn: Discover what your network is reading.
- TripIt on LinkedIn: See where your network is traveling.
- SixApart on LinkedIn: Stay up to date with your network’s latest blog posts.
Present yourself and your work in new ways.
- Google Docs on LinkedIn: Embed a presentation on your profile.
- SlideShare on LinkedIn: Share, view and comment on presentations from your network.
- WordPress on LinkedIn: Promote your blog and latest posts.
Gain key insights that will make you more effective.
- Company Buzz by LinkedIn: See what people are saying about your company.
You can add these applications to your profile by selecting them from the directory.
Yesterday we were talking about finding ways to bring utility to your customers at Fast Company. This is a great example of doing just that. I especially like the Huddle idea - being able to work collaboratively with my network. It gives a whole new definition to the question what are you working on?
What about you, what are you planning to use? Has LinkedIn just helped you become more productive?