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Another new LinkedIn feature

May 20th, 2007
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While checking for someone on LinkedIn.com I discovered LinkedIn had added another new feature. This feature was already available on Xing.com and is found on some other online social networks. Basically what LinkedIn is now allowing you to know is who is looking at your profile.

How many people have viewed my profile this month so far

They don’t come right out and say “Bill Smith looked at your profile on May 21st 2007 at 3:00pm, he used the following keywords to find it: venture, capital, associate.” They are actually a bit vague, some other online social networks show you exactly who is looking at your profile. I poked around a bit and learned you have some control over your anonymity in LinkedIn. The default is somewhat anonymous, which because this feature is brand new and still in beta is probably what the vast majority of users will continue to use for the near future.

Annonymity Options in LinkedIn.com

This information shows up on your front page when you access the system, though I think you have some control over what information is displayed on your front page. You can see in the screen shots I took, how many and roughly who had looked at my profile in the first half of this month.

I’ve already blogged about LinkedIn about a half dozen times (one, two, three, four, and five).

Details on who has viewed my profile


  • Xing.com is beta testing new features too, their latest one is called “Marketplace”. I’m not too sure what I can say about it publicly as I’ve been selected to beta test it. Basically it is an online marketplace where you can look for products, services, even jobs. They are focusing on jobs initially.

  • Xing.com is beta testing new features too, their latest one is called “Marketplace”. I’m not too sure what I can say about it publicly as I’ve been selected to beta test it. Basically it is an online marketplace where you can look for products, services, even jobs. They are focusing on jobs initially.

  • I think I have enough LinkedIn.com postings, but another first has happened, someone in my network has sent me a job posting to see if I know anyone who might be interested or someone who could help them find their ideal candidate.

    Job Title: Controller
    Description: My client is a top tier consumer-focused venture capital firm Headquartered in [snip], is seeking a Controller! This is a once-in-a-career opportunity to be a part of this exciting business!

    I guess I’ll send it to an accountant or two. I seem to know a lot of accountants and lawyers even if they aren’t technically ‘in’ my LinkedIn network.

  • I think I have enough LinkedIn.com postings, but another first has happened, someone in my network has sent me a job posting to see if I know anyone who might be interested or someone who could help them find their ideal candidate.

    Job Title: Controller
    Description: My client is a top tier consumer-focused venture capital firm Headquartered in [snip], is seeking a Controller! This is a once-in-a-career opportunity to be a part of this exciting business!

    I guess I’ll send it to an accountant or two. I seem to know a lot of accountants and lawyers even if they aren’t technically ‘in’ my LinkedIn network.

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