Goodbye LinkedIn Answers

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Here is an email I got from LinkedIn this week (1/15/13):

Hi Teddy,

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 onLinkedIn 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

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I used to like LinkedIn Answers. However I have found that asking relevant questions in the Groups I participate in, is a much better way to get good answers from the people who know the answers.

So, good bye LinkedIn Answers.

 

Author: NCWiseman

I am a Networking Strategist and LinkedIn coach and Trainer. I live by my personal edict, "Networking is finding, developing and nurturing relationships that mutually move people forward thru life." I want to help people become better Networkers and better LinkedIn users focused on their business and career goals.

2 thoughts on “Goodbye LinkedIn Answers

  1. It is enormously frustrating that these social media platforms change so often, but since that’s entirely out of our control, I appreciate bloggers like you who help others stay on top of what’s important. I agree that participation in groups can be a great way to ask and get answers to questions.

    1. I agree – change can be a challenge sometimes. I do accept that we need to test stuff and see what sticks, what’s worthwhile to us and what’s beneficial to others. The social media platforms have the same testing activity. Thanks Elizabeth.

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