Sat, 11 March 2017
Welcome to episode 153, this week I discuss my thoughts on @ mentions in LinkedIn posts. There seems to be a growing trend out there and I’m not sure it’s all good.
Interesting Stuff I Saw This Week
Perhaps Jeff Weiner needs to have a word with his new President…..I believe he has some good contacts in Russia!!
Last week I featured a question from Jamie…..firstly I used the wrong name! It was actually from Robert Curley….apologies Robert.
Thanks to Giles Davis for that.
New Desktop Design Update
LinkedIn are now rolling out more ‘advanced’ filters in search, I don’t have the feature yet but I saw this screenshot this week.
I’m noticing an increasing amount of posts that are using the @mention feature in what I feel is an inappropriate manner.
I have also noticed a growing trend towards @mentions in comments.
But I have also noticed a lot of people just tagging someone…no comment or question just their name.
This is being used as a way to share the post with someone, which is good but the right way to do this is to ‘share’ the post via a message
That is how I see it but I’m interested to know what you think.
Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or better still, leave me a voice mail by clicking on the link at the side of this page (see image below)
Q - Why don't I get notified when all my contacts post an article?
Previously we received a notification when one of our contacts had published a Pulse blog (now article). Now I only see a few notifications from my contacts publishing articles. This week I know of two people who published an article, but it did not show in my Notifications!
Ans - The algorithm has definitely changed on this front. The problem is that so many people are publishing articles and LinkedIn does not want to overwhelm you! I think they will only notify you when someone you have shown more interest in posts.
Ans - No the link you need is shown below;
I’m delivering a short TED style talk this coming week in Manchester.