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A Dozen Ways to Use the New LinkedIn Mentions

A Dozen Ways to Use the New LinkedIn Mentions image mentions 300x135LinkedIn launched Mentions this morning, a new way for members to engage in professional conversations by mentioning connections and companies on the LinkedIn Homepage. I’m super excited about this because I have at least a dozen use cases for this new feature:

  1. Share content a connection may be interested in
  2. Give kudos to someone in your network who is in the news
  3. Highlight a connection who wrote a great blog post
  4. Mention a connection who is featured in a (work appropriate) video
  5. Thank colleagues you just completed a project with
  6. Highlight peers you’re looking forward to seeing at an upcoming conference
  7. Give a shout out to people you’re speaking on a panel with
  8. Share a memorable quote by someone you’re connected to
  9. Respond to someone who commented in a status update you’ve engaged with
  10. Congratulate someone on a promotion or a new job
  11. Show appreciation to a company that just provided you with great service
  12. Mention a company that’s featured in a positive light in the news

How will you use this new feature on LinkedIn? Let me know in the comments below or tweet it to me @cheesycons.

Mentions is rolling out to all English-speaking members starting today.

If you don’t see Mentions in your LinkedIn experience yet, check out the Slideshare below for a sneak preview.

Start a Conversation with Mentions on LinkedIn from LinkedIn

Comments on this Article: 21

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  1. Mike T. says:

    If it isn’t on the road map yet, please consider adding this for LinkedIn group discussions too.

  2. Judy Schmidt says:

    Absolutely Mike… good point. I can’t wait to dig into this new LI feature!!!

  3. Mario Wilson says:

    I think this is great for LinkedIn! I especially like #2. Everyone enjoys when someone else is thinking of them.

  4. Awesome, thank you for the tips. Just shared it with all the groups I’m a member of.

    This should be a great feature if used correctly, but like any powerful feature can be subject to abuse.

  5. Thanks for providing some great ideas on using this new feature!

  6. Roberto says:

    It’s not working for me. Is it a phased rolled out of the feature???

  7. Elise says:

    Will it be usable in 3rd party apps like Hootsuite?

  8. Frank Ace says:

    It’s about time Linkedin got this feature. #8 & 9 are especially useful! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Mark Madere says:

    I just tried this on Chrome, Firefox and IE and nothing happened. So when LI stated last week, “This feature will begin rolling out to our English-speaking members today, and we look forward to bringing it to all global members soon,” did they mean that English-speaking members will be phased in or all have the feature at the same time?

    I wish I had it because I’m giving a presentation on LI to a Chamber of Commerce next week and it would have been nice to demo this new feature.

  10. Garry says:

    I assume when I type a name in the text box, I should see a list of names appear below. This is not working for me. I tried in Firefox and Chrome and I’m an English speaker.

  11. Thanks for the heads up, Connie. Sounds like an easy way to do what is a good idea to try and do as often as possible: recognize people we’re connected with. Having this new feature in place should make it all easier and more efficient! Liked your suggestions, too. Everyone enjoys a pat on the back.

  12. LinkedIn have always been one of my favorite networks and I must admit that I have been most successful there, compared to Facebook and Twitter.

  13. Doesn’t work for me here in Chicago! Hmm!

  14. Shannon Dooley says:

    Great new LinkedIn tool! I think promoting engagement and interaction on LinkedIn will continue to enhance the optimization of the platform.

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