With Facebook grabbing the social networking limelight, LinkedIn needed to do something. Starting Friday, users will be able to add photos to their profiles. It's a small step. Here are three things which would help me make more use of LinkedIn.
- A better way to manage my LinkedIn inbox. It's inundated with questions, most of which I don't intend to answer. I need tools more like those provided by a real email program. In fact, why not provide a POP3 interface, so that I can simply read those messages in my actual email inbox?
- Synch my contacts with my address book. I use Plaxo to manage my contact database. Plaxo's LinkedIn synch is not a great experience at this point, unlike every other synchronization that they perform. LinkedIn could either synch directly with my address book, or help Plaxo to fix their broken experience.
- Tell us more about that API. We'd like to add FREE Conference Calls (now only available on Facebook) to LinkedIn as soon as it's available.