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LinkedIn Adds Company Profiles

Posted on 3.23.2008

The popular social network LinkedIn has added profiles for companies. Don't roll up your sleeves and start crafting that compelling corporate profile just yet though. LinkedIn company profiles are not user-generated but instead is a feature of that property which, according to Mashable, has taken "six engineering, product and operations teams and iterated the company profiles based on LinkedIn’s own data, including recent promotions and hires, search, and analytics in order to create these company profiles, which act as an integrated and interactive aspect of the LinkedIn network."

LinkedIn company profiles are simply an overview of a company's industry data in combination with LinkedIn data along certain key metrics. There are currently over 160,000 profiles of companies ranging from Fortune 500's to philanthropic organizations. LinkedIn users can find these profiles by selecting the logo right next to company titles in any individual's work history. When you arrive at a company profile the information is separated into several modules including people in your network, new hires, recent promotions/changes and most popular profiles. For those of us that simply can't get enough of the valuable information contained in the million of profiles at LinkedIn, the new feature also includes key information modules such as related companies and key statistics.

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