LinkedIn Mentions

LinkedIn Mentions

LinkedIn now allows you to mention connections and companies in your status update.  They said the reason why is so you can "share knowledge with one another and ultimately become even better at what you do."  You will be able to mention your first degree connections.  You can learn more about this update on the LinkedIn blog.

How does it work?

  • Begin by typing the name of a connection or a company in your status update box or a comment field on the Homepage.
  • Select someone from the list of your connections that appear in the drop-down, complete your status or comment and post it.
  • The person or company you mentioned will receive a notification alerting them that they have been mentioned.

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Reference:  LinkedIn blog post "Start a Conversation by Mentioning Your Connections on LinkedIn [SLIDESHOW]"