LinkedIn Adds Profile Pictures – So What?

In a recent move to stop bleeding users from LinkedIn to Facebook, the company announced that it added profile photo feature. It was covered by heavy weights such as CNN, and Wall Street Journal.

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.

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3 Responses to “LinkedIn Adds Profile Pictures – So What?”


  1. 1 Barlow Keener September 29, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    Kfir – You still cannot beat Linkedin for its a) professional focus, b) mini resume online, and c) ability to show your network and references.

  2. 2 Kfir Pravda September 30, 2007 at 12:41 am

    Barlow – sure – I will keep using LinkedIn. but for different purposes.

  3. 3 Hagai Pipko October 17, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    how about discrimination based on getup (or photo). don’t tell me that there is no such thing šŸ˜‰


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