I tried it and it's much better than I expected, so it should be useful in a number of circumstances. I wonder if it will result in many more invites from people I don't know and have no obvious connection to.
What if, minutes before you met me for the first time, someone whispered in your ear and reminded you not only where I work (LinkedIn) and what I do (product management), but also who we both know in common, whether we overlapped any years in school, or if we worked at the same company? If you knew what we had in common or any of my interests (say biking or Latin poetry), chances are that we’ll probably have a pretty great first conversation.
Today, we’re excited to share that our new LinkedIn Profile on mobile does all the above. Your LinkedIn Profile is your professional identity of record. It’s also the heart of LinkedIn. Your new profile helps you tell your story to other professionals when they’re looking for you on the go. If you aren’t a master storyteller, we’ll let you know what’s missing and how you can add it. You’ll also enjoy discovering new insights about other professionals with the “in common” and endorsements sections we added.LinkedIn Improves Profiles For Mobiles [blog.linkedin.com]
We are launching this new profile experience on mobile first, not just because 43 percent of you are visiting us via mobile, but because thinking mobile forces us to innovate and radically rethink, focus and simplify what’s most important.