LinkedIn Launches New App for iPad
Posted by: KC Orcutt
Published on: April 30th, 2012 at 4:00 PM
LinkedIn is considered to be the world’s largest social network dedicated to the more professional side of things. LinkedIn stores a user’s resumes, helps them connect and network with others online and also helps facilitate with helping people to find jobs.
LinkedIn recently launched revamped versions of their iPhone and Android apps as well as made an app available for the iPad.
The app is much more simpler than the site, but has all you nee: a clean interface with updates, profile and inbox being the only focus. Definitely falls under the “overdue” app category for iPad, as well as helpful updated versions for other devices.
LinkedIn currently has more than 150 million users, and more than 22% of its traffic comes from mobile devices, which is more than double last year’s figures.
Now for my rant: I don’t use LinkedIn. I have one, out of feeling like I needed to have one. It’s updated but it’s not colorful in its details. I just feel like as a “young professional” I need to have it. I find it to be annoying online and not really that helpful. I have people who constantly want to “network” with me who have nothing to do with my interests and it feels a bit random to me.
I feel like with Facebook and Twitter (which I use professionally) I don’t really NEED to utilize LinkedIn.
What do you think? Am I hater for no reason? Should I try to the mobile version? How has LinkedIn benefitted you? Do you feel pressure to use it?