LinkedIn will also be seeking out your various plaudits and accomplishments, and will suggest that you share those with your network to better demonstrate your value, I guess. Again this is something you can opt out of if you’re not cool with the idea.
The social network also includes updated terms around productivity bots, a relatively recent addition to the LinkedIn arsenal. This is actually one of the opt-in items on the list, and if you do choose to participate, LinkedIn will offer to help our with messages by autogenerating simple responses, handing meeting scheduling or even breaking the ice (which should really not be a supremely involved experience on a professional social networking platform).
More interesting than its ability to support virtual connections, LinkedIn’s new policy covers an “upcoming feature” that will help LinkedIn members meet up IRL, at conferences, events and meetings where they’re already in relative proximity to one another
Again the new terms (which also include some modifications to the User Agreement set out by LinkedIn) don’t go into effect until June 7, so people have some time to parse them in greater detail. What’s interesting about this now is that it provides some more insight into Microsoft’s priorities as it moves forward with LinkedIn’s product development.