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This morning on their official blog, LinkedIn announced a major redesign to users’ homepages.
I’ll embed a screenshot below. Click to view the full sized image.
First impressions? Boy, doesn’t this look a lot more like Facebook, or at least, Google+ than their old (current) homepage design? I feel like social networks are evolving around a design language that makes the newsfeed easier to grok at a glance, and LinkedIn has been taking note of that evolving UI aesthetic. The specific boxes make it easier to sort items of information and make it more intuitive to post, read and click through on items.
But they’re promising more than design changes. There are “improvements” under the hood as well:
Now you can see the most important network updates and articles at the top of the feed. This makes it quick and easy to stay on top of what matters most, such as trending topics, news, and professional updates based on what your connections and industry are reading, sharing, and discussing. This means, you’ll be spending less time hunting for information you need to be prepared for your workday and spending more time being great at the job you’re in.(…)
We’ve completely refreshed the way updates look and feel in the stream with richer visuals for easier scanning and viewing. You can also see a continuous stream of updates without clicking “see more” to access all the latest updates from your network. It’s also easier for you to see what your connections are talking about and engage in these professional conversations by liking, commenting or sharing the updates that are most important to you.
Hmm… making it easier to engage in professional conversations by “liking, commenting or sharing.” Does that remind you of anyone?
LinkedIn promises to roll out this update to all users over the next few weeks.