Linkedin have launched another interface, and today I am going to insist on the member homepage which has changed a lot.
As an experienced networker, every Linkedin new release is a real pleasure!
The new interface: a better support to Linkedin's business model
Linkedin Executives are clever. Indeed, the new interface gives more value to its members (improved access to useful new information), and it "promotes" their premium services better.
Linkedin business model is based on premium services, job services and avertising.
Thanks to the new interface I am confident they will further increase their member database, and they will make more members aware of these extra features.
I have been waiting for those info for so long, and it is one of the best improvements of the new interface!
Now, you know how active your contacts (Linkedin members) are, and you know when one of your personal contact has registered on Linkedin.
You can broadcast some news to part of/all your contacts and notify them your got a new job for instance. Of course, when you choose one of the available entries, first you see an intermediate page which promotes Linkedin features and premium services.
Nothing really new here: you are aware of a new member in one of your companies, groups, and among your contacts not-yet Linkedin members (providing you have uploaded your outlook contacts)
Nevertheless, the display has been improved and now you see the job title and the company of the new joiners.
They have added new stats, and they have improved their display (look of the icons and bars).