Launched in March 2011, Linked Today has become an indispensable tool in my professional toolkit. It is the first thing I access once I log in to my Linkedin account. Linked Today is a product/service offered by the professional networking giant making it easier for people to stay updated on the news read and shared by their peers across social media services such as Twitter.
Stories are also recommended based on what industry or source you follow. The video below gives an overview on what Linked Today is all about:
News categorized by industry
The reason why it makes sense to use this service is because you get a consolidated view of news categorized by industries such as:
- Information Technology
- Careers & Recruiting
- Graphic Design
- Higher Education
- Marketing & Advertising
- Public relations
News categorized by sources
One can also choose from premier publications and sources such as:
- Wall Street Journal
- New York Times
- CNN Money
- Harvard Business Review
Using Linkedin Today for research
In case you are a student and you need to understand about a company before applying for an entry-level job then you have an option of searching for relevant information on the company by typing a few keywords. For example – Apple, Amazon, IBM (to name a few) and the search results will be displayed which enables the user to sort the results by:
- Update type
This drilldown capability allows you to understand who is sharing what kind of information, where, when, which level of management, in which industry and location.
One also has the option of saving articles for reading later in the event of a busy day at the workplace.
Using Linkedin Today
To use Linked Today, click on the News tab and stay updated and informed on you and your peers are reading, sharing, and what is happening in your network, and industry.
On the move
In case you have a smartphone, you can access your saved articles while on the move.
The screenshots below show under which tab you will find Linkedin Today and where to search for topics you are interested in.
This is the fourth in a series of short essays on Linkedin that will talk about how to make the best use of this service for your professional networking needs, finding jobs, expanding your network, integrating and using the proper settings for your social media channels, and optimizing and maintaining an online profile.
- Linkedin – An Overview
- Linkedin – Products Overview
- Linkedin Signal – Linkedin Signal – Find out who’s hiring and what’s happening in your network?
- Linkedin Today – Stay informed, Stay Updated. Now. (currently reading)
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