LinkedIn Introduces Video to Professional Profiles

LinkedIn Introduces Video to Professional Profiles

You can now add video (and other rich media) to your professional profiles on LinkedIn, according to the LinkedIn Blog.  With this new feature, you can now "tell a story" through video as you look for professional connections or a new job or whatever you use LinkedIn for.  Getting noticed is obviously a competitive business, and video is obviously sweeping through the internet because it shows rather than tells.  And what better way to give yourself the proper presentation than through a compelling video?  Let's take a look at this new feature.

LinkedIn Adds Video to the Professional Profile

So this is awesome, right?  You can present yourself to people around the world with actual dynamic visuals rather than just a picture and some text.  And I bet some awesome videos of people selling their skills start popping up.  You can also comment and "like" the videos as well, because this is a social thing where you're trying to start a discussion.

Here's a look at their slide show detailing the new feature:

If you're wondering what kind of video you can upload, well, it's pretty much anything:

  • ABC News
  • AllThingsD
  • Animoto
  • Atom
  • bambuser
  • big think
  • blip
  • Boston
  • Bravo
  • brightcove
  • CBS News
  • Clikthrough
  • Clipfish
  • ClipShack
  • Clip Syndicate
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • CNN Edition
  • CNN Money
  • Colbert Nation
  • CollegeHumor
  • Comedy Central
  • Confreaks
  • Coub
  • Crackle
  • Dailymotion
  • Dipdive
  • distrify
  • dotsub
  • Fora.tv
  • Forbes
  • funny or die
  • GameTrailers
  • GodTube
  • Hulu
  • Jardenberg
  • justin.tv
  • Khan Academy
  • KoldCast TV
  • LiveLeak
  • Logo FierceTV
  • Panorama
  • Washington Post
  • Zero Inch
  • TED
  • Telly
  • The Daily Show
  • The Escapist
  • mobypicture
  • New York Magazine
  • NZ On Screen
  • Overstream
  • PBS Video
  • Revision3
  • SchoolTube
  • ScienceStage
  • ShowMe
  • snotr
  • Socialcam
  • Spreecast
  • VEVO
  • Viddler
  • viewrz
  • Vimeo
  • Washington Post
  • WORLDSTARHIPHOP
  • XTRANORMAL
  • Youku
  • YouTube
  • Zapiks

For more information about this, you can read the blog post.  For all the different media types you can use on LinkedIn, visit their Approved Providers page.


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What do you think? ▼
  • http://socialmarketingfella.com/ Andre Bourque

    LinkedIn has been talking about this for months now and I don't know anyone who has it.

    • http://www.reelseo.com/ Mark Robertson

      I've got it on mine.

      • http://socialmarketingfella.com/ Andre Bourque

        Did you have the legacy "presentation" app already installed before LI bought SlideShare? Those people have had the capability from the onset. Regardless, anticlimactic for those of us in the queue for half a year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/provident.chauffeurs Provident Chauffeurs

    Great Idea