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LinkedIn adds application support for WordPress, Slideshare and more

Another day, and more enhancements to LinkedIn. Not content with recently beefing up Group functionality, today sees the introduction of “featured applications”, a raft of 3rd party apps that now offer varying degrees of integration with LinkedIn. Here’s the list as per LinkedIn’s announcement e-mail this morning:
Google Docs on LinkedIn: Embed a presentation on your profile.
SlideShare on LinkedIn: Share, view and comment on presentations from your network.
WordPress on LinkedIn: Promote your blog and latest posts.
Box on LinkedIn: Share files and collaborate with your network.
Huddle on LinkedIn: Private workspaces to collaborate with your network on projects.
Amazon on LinkedIn: Discover what your network is reading.
TripIt on LinkedIn: See where your network is traveling.
SixApart on LinkedIn: Stay up to date with your network’s latest blog posts.
Company Buzz by LinkedIn: See what people are saying about your company.

Haven’t had a chance to play with all of them yet (except WordPress and Huddle – and both work), but you can see the logic of why much of this will appeal. I know some may fear that LinkedIn profile pages will begin to turn into a Facebook-style dog’s dinner – but on first inspection, this looks like another beneficial move for LinkedIn users.

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