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First Look at LinkedIn’s New User Interface


I just stumbled across this YouTube video created by Viveka von Rosen that walks through LinkedIn’s new user interface and functionality.

I don’t have LinkedIn’s new UI, and apparently neither does Viveka – she only caught the new look and feel when she was working with one of her client’s profiles. I thought I would share this video with you because I found some of the changes that Viveka demonstrates quite interesting, and you likely will as well.



If you watch all the way to the end, you will notice that there doesn’t appear to be any way to access LinkedIn Signal from any menu option, which is quite odd in my opinion, given how powerful and useful Signal is. However, I realize that most people don’t use it, so I can understand why LinkedIn might bury it into obscurity, however unfortunate.

For those of you with the new LinkedIn UI, you can still get to Signal here: http://www.linkedin.com/signal/

Thank you for sharing your discovery Viveka!


Full Profiles of 3rd Degree LinkedIn Network No Longer Free?


Do you use LinkedIn for free?

Can you still view full profiles of your 3rd degree network?

You may have read about some recent changes that have affected some LinkedIn users here and here with regard to 3rd degree profile visibility.

Prior to both of those articles, I had a recruiter who I used to work with at a past company reach out to me the other week asking me if I had seen that LinkedIn is no longer allowing free users to view full profiles of 3rd degree connections.

Now, like many people, I’ve been wondering for quite some time when LinkedIn would start making changes to limit the data available to free users, so I immediately went to LinkedIn to see what he was talking about and I was able to view full profiles of 3rd degree connections, so I asked him to send me some screenshots to see what he was seeing. Continue reading

LinkedIn Is Making Changes to Prevent Copying Profile Text

Last week, I had someone ask me what was going on with LinkedIn.

She told me she was having difficulty selecting text from a LinkedIn profile in order to copy and paste it into a search engine to find the public profile.

I jumped onto her computer to check out what she was talking about, and I found out that she was definitely not suffering from user error – she was not able to copy text from any LinkedIn profile.

As this was the first time I have ever encountered something like this, I went back to my computer and tried selecting profile text and had no troubles, so I was not exactly sure what was going on.

A part of me wondered if LinkedIn was beginning to roll out a change. Even though I didn’t have the same problem copying profile text, I know from past functionality changes that LinkedIn has made that they typically don’t roll them out to all users at once.

To be honest, I didn’t really think about it much after that day.

Until I got an email later in the same week from someone in my network about the exact same thing. Continue reading

LinkedIn Makes Obvious Moves to Affect X-Ray Searching

If you happen to do quite a bit of LinkedIn X-Ray searching, you might be noticing that some people are taking control of how they appear in public search results.

Or maybe you aren’t noticing it, because you can’t.


Read on to learn more.

LinkedIn Profile Changes

I’m not exactly sure when this change was introduced (anyone?), but I recently noticed that LinkedIn is taking very obvious efforts to bring the editing/control of the public profile to the attention of users.

They’re obvious to me at least. :-)

When you look over to the right side of your profile, you will notice “Change Public Profile Settings:”

When you click that, you get this huge blue call-out:

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