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LinkedIn today: Tour what this service can do for you

Kristin Burnham | March 11, 2011
LinkedIn has launched a beta product called "LinkedIn Today"--a social news service that aggregates the top headlines and stories related to your industry and based on what your connections share.

LinkedIn Today: Your Industries

Listed in the navigation bar are the industries that, from your profile, LinkedIn has surmised matter to you. Clicking through the industries will open individual news homepages where you can browse stories related to a specific industry.

Scrolling down the industry pages you'll also find related top posts from StumbleUpon, "unusual" related stories under "Novel & Newsworthy" and related stories that your connections post, found under "From Your Connections."

How to add or edit your industries: To edit the primary industry where you belong, click on your name at the top right of your LinkedIn profile and choose Settings. Next, choose Profile > Edit your name, location & industry. Use the drop-down menu to choose the appropriate industry, and click Save Changes.

To customize the industries you see on the navigation bar in LinkedIn Today, click "Browse All" then select "Follow" or "Unfollow from the industries and sources list. Similarly, you can choose to make sources part of your LinkedIn Today. Under "Browse All" click the Sources" tab, and follow the sites that interest you. The ones you select will now be part of your LinkedIn today.

LinkedIn Today: The Mobile App

LinkedIn's move today puts a strong emphasis on mobility, led by the iPhone app component of LinkedIn Today. Visit the App Store to download the free LinkedIn app or the update.

To begin, click "LinkedIn Today" and you'll be prompted to choose industries to follow. From there, you can navigate top stories based on everyone on LinkedIn, industries you're following and your connections.

To save a story to read later or share the post among your Twitter followers and/or LinkedIn connections, click the arrow next to the story. View saved stories by clicking the icon on the bottom navigation.

 

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