The LinkedIn news feed is curated business news, posts, and images that help you prep for the day.
- [Instructor] Let's take a look at your LinkedIn news feed. Now, you can access your LinkedIn news feed at any time by clicking on the Home icon up at the top. This brings you to your homepage and down below in the center of the screen is your news feed. LinkedIn's algorithm does an amazing job of customizing this for you. For example, it knows that I love to read articles about education, leadership, and careers. And although I have a couple thousand connections, over time, it starts to recognize the connections whose shares I read the most and it will surface them when they have new posts. The news feed also recommends news articles and other content of interest based on your career and job title, your skills and interests, and the other content that you've shared over time.
I spend a lot of time scrolling through my news feed, because it does such a good job of curating content that's beneficial to me. Let's take a look at Zachary's news feed. Now, in this case, Zachary doesn't have very many connections yet, so he's not going to have a lot of different posts in here that were posted by his connections. However, you can see that his news feed is not empty. He has one here that talks about San Francisco tourist industry and it shows up at the top why it's showing it. It says Trending in the Marketing and Advertising Industry. Now, to the right of this you have three dots and if I click on this icon, I can copy the link to that article, I can hide that post, unfollow these trending articles, report it, or improve my feed by giving recommendations.
So, if I scroll down here, they also are recommending some people I know. Now, before I followed the University of Madison, and, here, it's showing me a post from them. So, when you do follow different groups, schools, companies, and other people, their posts will show up in your news feed. Like I said, it does a very good job of curating the things that you'll want to see. And I find that most of these articles are consistently of excellent quality and they help keep me up-to-date and give me a sense of what's trending. Use the news feed as a resource to learn more about news, trends, and opportunities related to the field that you're involved in, and know that the more you interact with it, the more it becomes customized.
As you like, share, or comment certain posts, it helps LinkedIn to determine what else they should be including in your customized news feed. This is a great way to stay professionally motivated, inspired, and informed.
- Creating a LinkedIn profile
- Growing a professional network
- Following companies and influencers
- Sharing updates and articles
- Sending and receiving messages
- Searching for jobs
- Upgrading to LinkedIn Premium
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 10/18/2018. What changed?
A: The following topic was updated: LinkedIn Groups.