LinkedIn rolled out a new feature for your status updates on the platform. You can now mention connections and organizations. Just like you can on Facebook or Twitter. This feature was launched earlier this month but only became availble today in my account.
It is obvious that LinkedIn wants us to spend more time on LinkedIn. Given the title of this presentation that was posted on their blog ”Start a conversation on LinkedIn” and the nice integration with Twitter.
I have tried it and it works. This could be very interesting when people ask questions and you wish to bring in an expert (person or organization) or direct someone to a job link. I do however wonder if you can disable this function on the receiving end. What if I like my privacy and don’t wish to be mentioned? I’ll look into this.