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Beyond photos: 3 more LinkedIn improvements I'd like to see

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.

  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 

{ 2 comments… add one }

  • Ben Lucier September 27, 2007, 8:39 am

    An improved email interface would be welcome, especially as more and more people send/receive emails through Facebook.

    As long as we're on the subject of Facebook, I'd like some improved FLICKR integration. I really like Facebooks photo app and I think they did a decent job overall… but I'd rather upload a photo to one place and have integration between the two (Facebook and Flickr).

  • Ben Lucier September 27, 2007, 8:41 am

    I'm a dolt… my brain processed LinkedIn as Facebook… hence the totally useless Facebook response about Flickr integration. Feel free to delete both comments Alec.

    – Ben "fried brain" Lucier

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