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LinkedIn Launches New Desktop Design

6:10 pm on Jan 19, 2017 (gmt 0)

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LinkedIn has launched a new design which fronts a "complete overhaul" of its technology and architecture.

LinkedIn says it has streamlined the navigation, and it looks much smoother to me.

Supposedly there's new messaging to "unlock new opportunities." I'm not sure what exactly that means right now, but i hope it doesn't mean new ways to spam.

The feed is improved, and it calls it a "richer feed" to keep people informed.

Search has been improved, and i've yet to try that.

There are better insights on who's viewing and engaging with your content.

Profiles are supposedly better to make them stand out. Clearly, the marketers will win that.

LinkedIn Launches New Desktop Design

What do you think of Microsoft's efforts to improve LinkedIn?

3:55 am on Jan 20, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Looks a bit like Facebook now :)

I can only judge from the video (since I left LinkedIn a years or so ago) but it is a definite improvement in both features & usability.
10:26 pm on Jan 21, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I do like the design overhaul, it is definitely a great visual improvement over the previous design. I think the 1.5 megabytes of bandwidth is just excessive. Yahoo could greatly benefit from the visual improvements LinkedIn has made by applying such an idea across their entire platform for design consistency. All these websites need to seriously cut back on bandwidth and that especially includes dependencies on frameworks and libraries such as Angular and jQuery though, nothing says you don't comprehend front end development like not programming with actual JavaScript. That being said I don't find much daily value in LinkedIn due to the unprofessional and political extreme material posted there however that is a different challenge for LinkedIn for another day.

3:15 pm on Jan 23, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I like it, but... yesterday I rebuilt my profile in FR,
Google Chrome did not let me post the updates (JS is the reason)
but MS Edge worked like a charm.
Also they should add a few lines of code to their drop boxes as they do not recognize the language typed above
before using the DD-box
something like if language is FR drop box options will be served in fr.
8:14 pm on Jan 24, 2017 (gmt 0)

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"unlock new opportunities."

I'm sure you meant "unlock users' wallets" right?
definite improvement in both features & usability

Do you want to add a disclaimer? You're actually working for LinkedIn? (only joking)

From what I can see they've made exploration of "LinkedIn Groups" more difficult because I now have to click away from a person's profile to check his groups. Almost feels like they're trying to bump pageviews to please investors?

And what do you make of the new Advanced Search? Is that an improvement? I now have to upgrade to Sales Navigator to use Advanced Search, but wait, I can't just upgrade my Premium Account by paying extra pro-rata. I'll have to lose half a month subscription, cancel my Premium Account and buy a new Sales Navigator subscription.

Apart from these two major problems, there are plenty of small bits that make using LinkedIn so much harder. Really disappointing!
4:32 pm on Apr 18, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Not really impressed with the new LinkedIn.

- if you scroll down Home, find something in the feed to share with your network, share it, you end up at the top of the feed again. i.e. it does not take you back to where you were in the feed when you found it = you have to scroll all the way down again.

- Home feed is not in chronological order. You read down your feed, think you have read the latest updates and then find there are new ones mixed in with old.

Generally disappointed like adder.
9:27 am on June 1, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I didn't like the new format I am still getting used to it.

I am interested in marketing to people on LinkedIn selected quite tightly using filters, either putting an add into their timelines, paid per click, or possibly sending a sponsored inmail, although that might be too spammy.

Has anyone experience of putting up targeted sponsored content?

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