LinkedIn is doing a good job in improving their website. The new LinkedIn profile has become visually more appealing, you can add rich media to different sections, the difficult to install applications like WordPress or Slideshare are gone, and infrequently used pages such as LinkedIn Events are terminated. The next product that will be terminated is the Q&A service at the end of January, a sign that the service wasn’t driving enough engagement on the site.
This is the official announcement from LinkedIn:
As you’ve seen, we’ve made major upgrades to the professional news, commentary and conversation features on LinkedIn. And we’re just getting started. In this process we evaluated how our current products and features are being used. To ensure we focus on building the best products, we’ll be retiring LinkedIn Answers on January 31 and it’ll be removed from our site. Instead, we’re focusing our efforts on developing new and more engaging ways to share and discuss professional topics across LinkedIn. We look forward to sharing the details with you in the coming months, so please stay tuned. In the meantime, you can continue to share insights and questions on LinkedIn in these ways:
- Connect with like-minded professionals in one of our 1.5M+ Groups
- Ask other LinkedIn members questions and receive immediate feedback via Polls
- Follow influencers for access to insightful professional content
- Facilitate conversations with your connections via status updates
If you would like more information on these changes, please visit our Help Center. Regards,The LinkedIn Team
Looking for good alternatives? Check out Quora or somewhat similar services like 3form Free Knowledge Exchange, Naver Knowledge iN and Yahoo! Answers.
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