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LinkedIn app for Android now available

LinkedIn, the 'professional' social network, has finally launched an Android app. The app has previously been available in beta for a while. The final version includes support for messages, as well as a new Reconnect button, which suggests people you may know based on your profile and current connections. LinkedIn for Android obviously has all the features you'd expect, making it easy to...

LinkedIn Today gives you social news from your peers

LinkedIn has introduced a news aggregation service called LinkedIn Today. This delivers a personalized news experience, letting you quickly discover the top headlines of the day based around what your connections and industry peers are reading and sharing. LinkedIn Today gives you three different social views of professional news. First off, there's what your connections and coworkers are...

LinkedIn Skills launches to help skill sets and trends stand out

LinkedIn, the professional networking site, has announced the launch of LinkedIn Skills, a new feature that lets you take a close look at data about individuals' skills. You can see who has a particular skill, and how the landscape of skills and expertise is changing over time. You can now search for a particular skill (as seen in the image above), and LinkedIn will show you key people who...

InMaps from LinkedIn helps you to visualize your professional network

It's often hard to visualize the connections between your plethora of contacts, more so when they're scattered across the globe. LinkedIn, the 'professional' network, is no exception; but InMaps from LinkedIn Labs is hoping to change that. By creating a network of interconnecting nodes representing each of your contacts, InMaps help you visualize clusters of your contacts based on how well...

LinkedIn shows technical savvy, deactivates Gawker-compromised accounts

It looks like at least one security team has their finger on the pulse: LinkedIn, after hearing about the Gawker Media hack, obtained the database of email addresses and cross-checked it against every member of LinkedIn. If a match was found, the account was immediately deactivated and an email sent to the user, forcing them to change their password. Judging by a thread over at Hacker News,...

Mozilla Labs' Contacts add-on for Thunderbird is a social networking superstar

I'm not a fan of desktop email clients. I haven't been for some time, and I'm not shy about extolling the benefits of a Web-based email app. Mozilla, however, decided to put together a slick new add-on for Thunderbird that has me seriously thinking about switching back. Like the project they launched earlier this year for Firefox, Contacts for Thunderbird is all about connecting with your...

Show off your work with Creative Portfolio Display for LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the definitive social network for professionals looking to stay connected with colleagues, peers and other business relationships and keeping them up-to-date with where you're at and what you're doing. While LinkedIn's dynamic resume approach to a personal profile is a great way to share professional history and accomplishments, it's only half of the story for artist, designers,...

LinkedIn recommendations based on fact or fiction?

Our esteemed editor emeritus, Grant Robertson, tipped us to a not so well-known security breach at LinkedIn that allows you to re-engineer your work history to reflect, well whatever you want it to. The way it works is: after you get a recommendation, you can go into your profile and edit the title of the position you held -- say.. lowly intern -- and change it to CEO, just for kicks. Then you...

Outlook Social Connector now supports MySpace; Facebook soon!

The Outlook Social Connector first debuted back in November 2009, and at that time, only LinkedIn was supported. Today, the MySpace plug-in has been made available, and now you can see your friends' easily-excited, angst-ridden emo updates in Outlook! If you're running Outlook 2010 Beta (which is very, very nice, incidentally), you'll need to update your Outlook Social Connector (OSC) first....

DLS Answers: Sobees is a gorgeous desktop Facebook client

So I asked, and boy, did you guys answer! I got some very interesting and useful replies in my quest for a minimalistic desktop Facebook client. I still have to follow up on a couple of your suggestions (FBCmd looks really interesting, and I'll write up a separate post about it), but commenter Shawn pointed me towards Sobees Lite, and I was very impressed. Once upon a time, Sobees made...

Naymz offers competition to LinkedIn

When you woke up this morning, I bet the first thing you said to yourself was, "gee, I wish there were more social networks I could join." Okay, probably not. But like it or not, they're popping up all over the web. There's a new social network worth having a look at called Naymz, which is setting itself up to compete against LinkedIn in the career social networking market. It's going to be a...

Social Media and Young Adults report shows teen blogging on the decline

Pew Internet released a report yesterday called Social Media and Young Adults that shows teen blogging down by 50% over the past four years, even as blogging increased among those over 30 years old. The report also shows that teens are not very likely to be Twitter users (only 8% of internet users between the ages of 12 and 17 report using the service), even though they are heavy users of almost...

Delete Your Account helps you delete accounts from online services

Deleting your account from a social networking site can be as hard as canceling a gym membership or convincing a telemarketer that you're not interested in their product. Social networking sites and other online services don't want you to delete your account. There's value for them in being able to quote huge and growing user numbers, regardless of whether those users are happy to be there (though...

LinkedIn's new iPhone app looks an awful lot like Facebook

The Facebook iPhone app is a nice little slice of mobile UI design, with those big buttons that mimic the home screen of the iPhone itself. LinkedIn must think highly of it, too, because the business-oriented social network just launched a new iPhone app that takes the same design approach. From the home screen to the activity stream, LinkedIn 3.0 for iPhone looks blatantly, extremely...

NutshellMail delivers Facebook, MySpace updates to your email inbox

If you spend more time in Gmail than Facebook, MySpace, or LinkedIn, but still want to know what your contacts on those social networks are up to, NutshellMail can help. When you sign up for a free account, you can associate it with your account on various social networking sites, and then you can designate how frequently you want to receive updates. Want to know if you've received new friend...