Some might see it as a move in the right direction, that will make LinkedIn more friendly to users, and even change the way people see this platform.
As I’ve said in the past, LinkedIn is mainly a dynamic address book. I am impressed with the speed that my contacts are answering my questions in LinkedIn, but it is still far from being a communication mean at the same ball park (not even talking about level) of Facebook.
Xing for example had profile photos from day one – and still it is used differently then Facebook, and provides less interaction between me and my network.
Each network has its place – LinkedIn addition is nice, too late too little kind of thing, and certainly won’t change the current social networking dynamics.