Now LinkedIn announces Subgroups


Got this email from the folks at Linkedin, looks like they are adding more functionality to groups.

Got this email from the folks at Linkedin, looks like they are adding more functionality to groups.

There are now over 300,000 groups on LinkedIn where professionals are discussing, sharing news and collaborating with each other. We sincerely appreciate your dedication to the LinkedIn group you manage. Your efforts are essential to the continued success of groups.

There are now over 300,000 groups on LinkedIn where professionals are discussing, sharing news and collaborating with each other. We sincerely appreciate your dedication to the LinkedIn group you manage. Your efforts are essential to the continued success of groups.

We’re happy to announce that later this week we are launching a long-requested feature for group managers: the ability to create subgroups. Subgroups are like a break-out session at a conference. They enable you to create more focused areas than in the main group.

We’re happy to announce that later this week we are launching a long-requested feature for group managers: the ability to create subgroups. Subgroups are like a break-out session at a conference. They enable you to create more focused areas than in the main group.

Also, by creating and inviting members into subgroups, you can now send additional weekly Announcement emails to focused audiences.

Also, by creating and inviting members into subgroups, you can now send additional weekly Announcement emails to focused audiences.

To create and invite other professionals into a subgroup, visit groups and go to the group’s "Manage" tab today. Once you’ve created the subgroup, here are four easy ways to get it going quickly:

    To create and invite other professionals into a subgroup, visit groups and go to the group’s "Manage" tab today. Once you’ve created the subgroup, here are four easy ways to get it going quickly:
  • Set the aims for the subgroup by posting a featured discussion in the subgroup
  • Set the aims for the subgroup by posting a featured discussion in the subgroup
  • Kindle the conversation by posting a news article with a brief comment every day for the first month of the group
  • Kindle the conversation by posting a news article with a brief comment every day for the first month of the group
  • Provide an ongoing focus for members’ attention by adding 10 RSS feeds related to the focus of the subgroup
  • Provide an ongoing focus for members’ attention by adding 10 RSS feeds related to the focus of the subgroup
  • Drive attention to the subgroup through your comments in the main group and in other groups where you participate
Drive attention to the subgroup through your comments in the main group and in other groups where you participate

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Gautam is a HR professional interested in how emerging technologies are impacting work, careers and organizations.

Posted on June 24, 2009, in blogging. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Now LinkedIn announces Subgroups.

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