LinkedIn update lets you follow Barack Obama, Richard Branson, and other ‘thought leaders’

LinkedIn this week unveiled a new feature that allows users to receive updates from so-called “influential thought leaders” like Richard Branson, Barack Obama, and Mitt Romney. The feature is similar to subscription services already offered by Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, though LinkedIn aims to distinguish itself by providing more expansive content, including videos, photos, and slide show presentations.

Prior to Tuesday’s announcement, LinkedIn users could receive updates from companies and specific industries, but could only see posts from individuals with whom they’d already connected. Now, they’ll be able to subscribe to updates from 150 thought leaders, with suggestions displayed at the top of the LinkedIn home screen. The social network says it will expand the list of prominent users “over the next few months,” while narrowing its focus to “influencers” in particular industries, as well.



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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