[Stephen Smith]"In the company section of Linkedin there is a "Followers" section. What is that all about?"
I believe that the way it works is that you automatically follow your connections on LinkedIn and that they follow you. However, you can turn those off that you don't wish to follow, so you're only monitoring a select group of contacts.
I imagine that this feature is helpful for all the hunters with a 1,000's+ contacts that doesn't want to flood their wall - after all, we are only supposed to be able to manage 30 close "friends" connections at any given time...
On the other hand, you can also follow people that you have no intention of making a LinkedIn connection with, which sort of defies the idea of the site, but could give professional cyber-stalking a whole new meaning :-) - it could also just be that the likes of President Barak Obama and Kevin Bacon don't respond to your connection request and that it might be off interest to follow them - haven't tried that.
Re: Linkedin Followers by Stephen Smith on Jul 27, 2010 at 8:16:02 pm
Thanks for the help. I guess I just find that option strange because a company can only put very little info about their company on their company profile. I hope Linkedin will allow companies to put more info on their profiles soon.