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Legal Industry Does Not Exist on 'LinkedIn Today'

LinkedIn announced Thursday that it has launched "LinkedIn Today," which some have described as an effort to become "The Wall Street Journal of social news." LinkedIn describes LinkedIn Today as a site that "delivers the day’s top news, tailored to you based on what your connections and industry peers are reading and sharing."

Unless, of course, you are a lawyer or in the legal profession, in which case you get absolutely nothing. Yes, despite lawyers' pretty heavy use of LinkedIn as a social media tool, LinkedIn Today seems to forget that we even exist.

As Bob Ambrogi similarly observed Thursday on his LawSites blog, LinkedIn Today offers a lengthy list of industries you can choose to tailor your reading, but law isn't one of them. In addition, he notes, the site does not draw on any legal-news sources. "Given the apparent widespread use of LinkedIn among legal professionals of all kinds, it is surprising that this new service would skip right over the entire industry," Ambrogi adds.

I agree completely. We lawyers are out here dutifully "LinkingIn" with each other in droves, probably without even knowing why we're doing so in most cases. LinkedIn can at least throw us a bone and give us our own industry on LinkedIn Today.

Posted by Bruce Carton on March 11, 2011 at 05:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (9)


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