LinkedIn now shows where you rank among connections in profile views

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An integral part of LinkedIn’s (s linkd) platform for users (and a very popular one at that) is the ability to see who has viewed their profiles — not only does it signal when potential employers are eyeing candidates, but it also shows who is interested in connecting professionally. The company announced Wednesday morning that it is now taking that feature one step further, offering users the ability to see how they rank in profile views among their colleagues and connections. By adding a touch of competition, LinkedIn is trying to drive users to spend more time updating their profiles and tweaking their presence on the site — even when they’re not job hunting.

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I’m not sure that profile views is such a great indicator but it’s true that some competition may encourage people to use LinkedIn more. Let’s hope that they won’t use it for “solve if you’re a genius” types of posts

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