Mentioning a Connection on LinkedIn
We know that LinkedIn members are some of the most engaged professionals online. After all, you are involved in millions of conversations across LinkedIn day after day. That’s why LinkedIn has made it even easier for you to start those conversations, share knowledge with one another and ultimately become even better at what you do. So on April 4, 2013 they introduced a new way for you to engage with your network through the ability to mention your connections and companies in conversations on LinkedIn.
How does it work?
- Begin by typing the name of a connection or a company in your status update box or a comment field on the Homepage.
- Select someone from the list of your connections that appear in the drop-down, complete your status or comment and post it.
- The person or company you mentioned will receive a notification alerting them that they have been mentioned.
In addition to first-degree connections, you can also mention other LinkedIn members engaged in conversations in the comment sections of posts on the LinkedIn Homepage. Mentions will make it easier for you to start conversations with your network while also enabling you to respond in real-time when someone begins a conversation with you.
What do you think?
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Republished from blog.linkedin.com. Article by Angela Yang, April 4, 2013