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Oliver Staley, reporting for Quartz: LinkedIn’s endorsement feature has never felt like the most trustworthy of sources. Rather than a panel of star witnesses who can honestly vouch for you, it more often seems like a random assortment of friends, acquaintances, and opportunists hoping for an endorsement in return. LinkedIn has recognized the problem and is trying to address it by creating a hierarchy of endorsers. Instead of all your endorsements having equal weight, the site will highlight people who might actually have some claim on knowing you, such as former colleagues and classmates, or who have credibility in the field. The goal is to make the feature more like the real world, where you ask for recommendations from people you trust or are in a position to know, says Hari Srinivasan, head of the LinkedIn team developing the feature. "If you want to find a good designer, you ask other good designers," he said.



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email-forgotten One of the magical innovations of the Web 2.0 era was when the bigger social platforms opened their doors to third-party app developers. LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter widely touted ,and profited from, the concept of allowing consumers to plug their social graph into other applications. We saw the meteoric rise of games, apps and business tools that leverage the ability to quickly insert… Read More

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LinkedIn has acquired the predictive sales and marketing firm Fliptop in an effort to boost development on its own Sales Solutions offering. The professional social networking company says that the integration of the team and technology will take several months. Financial terms have not been disclosed. Fliptop was founded in 2010 by Doug Camplejohn and […]

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Here’s how much you’re worth to these tech giants
Major internet tech companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, Yelp, and Twitter only exist because you, the user, patronize them. The folks at HowMuch.net… have broken down what one person using the services of these companies is worth to that company.
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