Many of my colleagues and friends have been pulled into LinkedIn through the invite friends feature.
I always chuckle when someone comes to me and says, "I got a invitation to join this online thing in my email box." Then, I generally launch into the basics of LinkedIn and the value it has as a resume, career builder and networking tool.
LinkedIn has released several new features to make it's service more useful to the many users who found themselves "linked-in" through connections with our colleagues. I'm not going to duplicate the efforts of other bloggers to highlight these features - here is a short list of posts highlighting LinkedIn's new applications:
- Drop Everything- Run to LinkedIn NOW (Chris Brogan)
- Facebook in a Suit: LinkedIn Launches Applications Platform (BusinessWeek)
- LinkedIn Applications: Your Resume Just Got More Dynamic (Read Write Web)
- LinkedIn’s Applications Further Moves the Intranet Away from the Firewall (Jeremiah Owyang / Web-Strategist)
Here's a short video highlighting the new applications: