re: LinkedIn Jobs Gets A Search Boost
All social networks eventually feel the need to take on some of the popular features of other social networks, particularly those that have a billion users. Most sites now allow you to follow people, comment, share, promote, etc. and post short updates, whether it's on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook. Most users want to be able to 'like' a comment on Facebook, or in LinkedIn's case, 'endorse' a skill - It makes users feel more engaged. Further, social networks need to please shareholders and advertisers by finding new ways to collect and connect users' data. As such, Linkedin's progression to becoming more similar to Facebook and Twitter is inevitable, whether users find that the changes really improve the site, or not.