LinkedIn unloads upgraded API to expand sharing power

LinkedIn is updating its developer platform with several new changes revolving around discussing and sharing professional content.

Over the last year, LinkedIn asserts it has been working closely with more than 75,000 developers to build innovative developer tools that leverage the LinkedIn platform across the web. Some of the developer partners getting involved and might have a heavier presence on LinkedIn soon include WordPress, Evernote, and Flipboard, among others.

The primary way more sharing is going to be done is with LinkedIn’s upgraded share API, which is essentially designed to be a win-win for developers and users alike who want to share and publicize content.

Madhu Gupta, head of API Platform Product and Strategy at LinkedIn, remarked in a blog postthat “everyday, professionals are coming to LinkedIn to share and discuss what matters most to them and we’re seeing all-time highs of shares originating on LinkedIn.”

The new version of the API will now offer developers with attribution on LinkedIn’s update stream when their users share content to their LinkedIn networks of contacts, which in turn will link back to the developer’s site. LinkedIn users can expect to start seeing the attribution feature appear in their update streams over the next few weeks.

Overall, the enterprise social network is also in the midst of unveiling a cleaner navigation menu and dashboard for developers that is touted to provide quicker and easier access to LinkedIn’s developer tool set.

LinkedIn says that this fits in with the social network’s strategy to work where their members work — whether they’re on or off


This post originally appeared on ZDNet’s Between the Lines blog under the headline “LinkedIn expands its reach with new content sharing tools.”



About Nlyten

I have always been a tech enthusiast, to the point where i have become an addict. Tech to me is crack; Always trying to get my fix every chance i get ! I have always loved sharing anything that fascinates me which again 90% of the time is about tech related content. I used to share content on Google Reader Shared pages ( but after their not so brilliant idea to shut it down i felt i needed a new platform where i could share and distribute content and thats how came about. So keep reading and get Nlyten ed !

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