Thursday, July 19, 2012

LinkedIn Gets a New Look

LinkedIn has become a vital part of doing business these days. I find myself spending more and more time on the site. If you are like me, and you do not like change, then the recent roll out of a new user interface from LinkedIn probably has you scratching your head.

The facelift combines elements from Facebook and Google+ and has debuted following the loss of the Twitter feed from its site. Now, the homepage includes a less cluttered design with quick links at the top and a revamped view that gives the latest updates without having to refresh the page.

LinkedIn has also added social gestures such as “like,” “comment” and “share”. The site is attempting to become more of a daily social networking destination, especially now that Facebook plans to create its own social job recruitment product.

The new design arrives just after some recent controversy. LinkedIn has had numerous security issues.

This is just the beginning for LinkedIn as they are working hard at offering more customization and functionality later this year. Change is hard, but as the battle continues among the social media giants, we can expect to see more of it soon.

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