Jan 4, 2007

Showcase your expertise

You can add another tip to the earlier post on networking.

Now Linkedin has a function for people to showcase their expertise called Linkedin Answers.

It seems like a potential killer-app. You even get voted as an expert if your answers are useful to those who are asking them.

If they link it to a person's public profile, that will add more dimension to existing 'recommendations' at Linkedin. I'm sure that is in the offing.

What Linkedin is also doing by this is giving people a reason to return to the site again and again, thereby also adding value to their advertisers. It's a great initiative, something that was missing in the late Google Answers. What I would like is a RSS feed in each of the categories too :-)

By the way, my Linkedin Profile is here.